Cherry tomato, aged balsamic vinegar, basil oil, served with crostoli (fried dough with sugar). Pre fixe menu Mozzeria, San Francisco CA
Ugh, what a disappointment! I love burrata, but this version had none of the characteristics that make the cheese so lovely. I don’t know if they make this in-house, but it wasn’t very good. This burrata was hard and chewy like a plain mozzarella, not soft and super creamy as it should have been. You could cut through this sad disc and it would hold its form without oozing out onto the plate. This made me really sad! 😦
Burrata, chickweed, sorrel, and Hawaiian black sea salt. $14 Park Tavern, San Francisco CA
A new combination for me – fried lemons and burrata cheese! I’ll admit that I really haven’t had fried lemon slices as an actually appetizer before; perhaps as just a garnish in the past. Anyway, this was delicious and the lemons were nice and crispy!
Cress, prosciutto, toasted baguette. Tasting menu $140 Jardiniere, San Francisco CA
Mmm, silky burrata! I’ve actually never thought of pairing fig with burrata before but it’s a delicious combination. I appreciated the variety of textures and flavors in the dish and everything worked well together.
Heirloom tomatoes with olivada, burrata, and basil. $11 Toast, Oakland CA
So simple and delicious! I’m very fond of heirloom tomatoes and this variety was so beautiful. The soft, creamy burrata cheese combined with the salty, garlicky olivada really complemented the tomatoes. Mmm!
Fried Japanese eggplants with cherry tomatoes, celery, basil, capers, Sicilian green olives, toasted pine nuts, white balsamic vinegar, and topped with a generous portion of burrata cheese. $9 Beretta, San Francisco
Wow, Beretta doesn’t skimp on the burrata cheese for this dish! I personally love buratta. The cream filled fresh mozzarella cheese acquires such a creamy, luscious texture. It’s absolutely divine. I’ve never had eggplant caponata before this, but I really enjoyed it. The dish was very flavorful and the fresh vegetables, basil and pine nuts helped to brighten the fried eggplants. There’s a lot going on here, but they all work. The buratta is additional, but I highly recommend ordering it. I don’t think I would have enjoyed this dish half as much sans the buratta!