we’ve had some delicious food this summer, eaten at some spiffy restaurants, but so far nothing beats this 5-ingredient masterpiece.

tomatoes, candy sweet, fresh from my dad’s garden.

aromatic basil snipped directly from my patio pot.

the creamiest burrata in town.

and a 25-year-old aged balsamic, so honey-thick, its olive oil sibling is left unused.

put them on plate, add a couple of toast points, and voilà! you have the best tasting meal, in my opinion, of the summer.

bon appétit m’loves.