Ricotta and Balsamic Vinegar = Easiest Appetizer EVER

This simple treat looks very impressive and I have never met anyone who didn't love it. We originally had this at Paul Luna's restaurant Luna Si on Peachtree Street in 1993. That restaurant has since closed, but Loca Luna and Eclipse Di Luna are still very popular in Atlanta. A recent episode of Stanley Tucci's "Searching for Italy" on CNN showed celebrated chef Massimo Bottura serving good ricotta with local honey and balsamic vinegar on small pieces of crusty bread. So basic and so delicious. Because there are so few ingredients, serve only the best you can afford.  Ricotta cheese Aged balsamic vinegar Extra-virgin olive oil Sea Salt With an ice cream scoop, place a scoop of ricotta cheese on a plate. Drizzle olive oil over the cheese and plate. Sprinkle with salt and then drizzle balsamic vinegar on the plate with olive oil and sprinkle the whole plate with sea salt. Serve with slices of good bread. Ricotta can be watery straight out of the contain

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