Monday, September 21, 2009
Photo by ConcordPastor
Over the last couple of summers I've written reviews of restaurants where I've dined and a few folks have commented on the absence of such posts this year. In particular, I've not commented once this summer on a caprese salad. Well, I'd not recently had an insalata caprese worth commenting on - until last night!
I had dinner in the home of two good friends and the menu included the very caprese pictured above! The heirlooms were end-of-the-season but beautifully red and tasty nonetheless. The basil was cut before my very eyes from a plant growing on the deck. The presentation was just right and the dish was a welcome treat as summer fades into fall. In fact, the whole menu was one last summer stand against the fall: steak on the grill, perfectly medium rare; ears of corn so sweet you'd have sworn it was late July or early August; and red-white-and-blue dessert of sorbet, ice cream and blue berries.
A great way to wrap up the summer to raise a glass in hopes of at least a few more days warm enough to remind us of what we had.
If you click on the photo above you won't get to taste the caprese - but you'll get a better look!
Posted by Austin Fleming at 3:06 PM