Tomato season is in fill swing in CT and Barcelona Wine Bar is featuring this gorgeous local bounty. There is nothing simpler than this recipe for Tomato Montadito w/ Goat Cheese, but some things are better left simple.
Tomato Montadito w/ Goat Cheese by Chef Kevin Lalli
1 loaf of crusty bread
½ cup of Olive Oil
1 log soft goat cheese
2 Large heirloom tomatoes
4 Basil leaves
Salt and pepper
Dice the tomatoes and place in a small bowl. Finely chop the basil and add to the bowl with the tomatoes. Drizzle w/ 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir together.
Slice the cheese.
Slice bread into 1-inch pieces. Brush each side with olive oil. Spread out on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Turn the oven on top low broil. Place the bread in the oven on an upper rack. Let the bread brown on each side.
Step 5: Pile the bread with the goat cheese, tomato, basil, and olive oil topping. Serve immediately.