Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2016 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year.
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Burrata, much like tartare, is one of those items that's on just about every menu in Dallas right now — and not just at pizza joints. Meddlesome Moth, Barley & Board, Ascension Coffee — this soft, creamy, subtly salty ball of cheese is a menu favorite right now, and why not? Little in life is better than a pouch of fresh mozzarella cheese filled with curd and fresh cream.
There's one spot in particular that does burrata well: Cane Rosso.
Made fresh in-house, Cane Rosso's burrata does all the things a good burrata is supposed to do. When you slice through the stretchy outer layer of mozzarella, a creamy lava flow pours out gently and spreads oh-so beautifully on the toasted crostini. Give the creaminess a little bite by dressing the crostini with the accompanying sautéed rapini and fresh arugula. Dressed simply in sea salt and black pepper, this burrata is a beautifully straightforward take on a dish Dallas clearly loves.