100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 47: The Burrata at Cane Rosso

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.

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.
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Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and Cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season and the importance of local and regional foodways.
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