Who doesn’t love a good olive oil & balsamic vinegar combo?!
Two nights ago, Sandra made her famous Crostini. So I knew I had to write about it on our blog. Ok..I called it Bruschetta when it is Crostini…regardless, simple recipe that highlights good olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Take a look…and try not to get hungry. Wonderful Crostini with the Vistalba Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Melina’s Balsamic Vinegar. Easy to make and always a big hit when entertaining.
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Sandra’s FAMOUS Crostini
What you need:
2 dipping bowls
Rock Salt ( I used Peruvian Pink Rock Salt..)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray your cooking sheet
Cut the Ciobatta Bread into really thin slices (1/4 of an inch)
Place slices on the sheet
Put the olive oil and vinegar in two small dipping bowls
Take the Vistalba olive oil and dab it onto the bread slices
Take the balsamic vinegar and dab it onto the bread too
Sprinkle a little rock salt on top
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top
Bake for 15-20 minutes
Let it cool so it gets crunchy
This event has become so popular…the wineries and restaurants call us now! They want in on the action and plenty of action there is:
Wine tasting. Horse racing. Fine cuisine. Art show. Silent auction. And just a plain ol’ good time.
This is really fun. Living in Arcadia, California we are fortunate to have one of the great horse racing facilities in the country right in our back yard. I can’t tell a lie…I like the ponies.
So when they approached me to sponsor a wine tasting event, how could I say no…and when they added that the proceeds will benefit the youth of the San Gabriel Valley, I was sold
We are on it…We will have the opportunity to taste 105+ wines, taste the cuisine of 20 plus restaurants and enjoy a day at the race track. Included in the $60.00/per person ($40.00/under 16) fee is parking, cuisine, wine tasting, a grandstand seat, art exhibit, daily racing program and a souvenir wine tasting glass. The event starts at 12:00 pm (first post is at 12:30 pm).
I can smell this recipe just reading it…wow…and another tough pairing. Most dishes with Indian spices are hard to pair and wine just doesn’t do well with spicy foods. Traditional wisdom puts a Riesling or Gewurztraminer with this dish…I am out on a limb suggesting our Picpoul de Pinet from Felines Jourdan.
You can find the recipe here: The Amateur Gourmet
Don’t forget to check out the wine here: Wine of the Month Club