Photo by Sarah Fenske
Burrata with basil, tomatoes and fresh-cracked pepper.
We have a winner! As reader "the original Alicia" guessed, we were dining at Olio, Ben Poremba's casual spot in Botanical Heights. Thanks to all who played, and keep an eye out for future installments of the contest.
Original post follows....
Is anything more lovely in the summer than a tomato, ripened by the sun, lightly drizzled with olive oil, tossed with fresh-cracked black pepper and torn basil, and served atop a dollop of rich and creamy burrata? This buttery soft mozzarella-based concoction was new to most St. Louisans only a few short years ago — but now we're seeing it everywhere.
To which we can only say "thank God in heaven." It really is utterly delicious. And its current ubiquity makes it a perfect appetizer to relaunch our much-loved Guess Where I'm Dining contest.
As regular readers surely remember, we jettisoned the contest a few months ago after our old owners saddled us with a commenting system that non-Facebook users found befuddling. Now we're on a new website, our commenting system works even for people who eschew social media, and it's time to start guessing again.
So ... have at it. Leave your best guess in the comment section below — not
on our Facebook page; not on Twitter — along with a way to contact you (preferably email). The first answer posted below that correctly names the restaurant serving this dish AND provides the contestant's valid contact info will win the prize, a $25 gift certificate to Chinese Noodle Cafe
(6138 Delmar; 314-725-9889
). We'll update this post once we've found a winner.
As always, thanks for playing. And thanks for your patience during these months of transition.
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