You Gotta Try This: The Rind’s tomato burrata cup is a modern Sacramento summer treat

Jul 31, 2019 150

BY: BENJY EGEL

You don’t need to go to The Rind to find burrata, but the midtown restaurant’s seasonal spin on America’s trendiest cheese effectively captures the spirit of a Sacramento summer. Eight burrata-based dishes have been rotated through The Rind as seasonal appetizers over the last two years; past iterations have paired the cheese with peaches, pickled vegetables or shaved asparagus, executive cheesemonger and co-owner Sara Arbabian said.

Served currently in a cup made from a hollowed-out hothouse tomato, it’s the first to be labeled as a salad, since it doesn’t split all that well. Cooks start by drawing spirals around the bottom of a white bowl with a balsamic reduction and housemade piquillo pepper puree and basil oil. A bed of pea shoots from Natural Trading Co. in Newcastle serves as both a contrasting crunch and a source of stability for the cored tomato.

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SOURCE: https://www.sacbee.com

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