Sunday, August 11, 2013

Day 1038 : Quintessentially Summertime

Burrata is summertime in cheese form to me -  there's something about the freshness and decadence that just is perfect with a glass of bubbles or a crisp rosé.

Found on many menus with the traditional Caprese pairing - tomatoes and basil, the Spotted Pig currently has a truly seasonal preparation -- sautéed summer squash, heirlooms, pine nuts, basil leaves, drizzled with lovely olive oil. Sure, just a simple riff on the classic salad but that little change makes a world of difference - the rustic, vegetal, green qualities of the summer squash are complemented by the juiciness of the tomatoes and the round creaminess of the cheese. Complemented by a glass of Prosecco -- perfection on a summer eve in Manhattan.

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