One of Our Favorite Things About Summer: Heirloom Tomatoes
As we savor the last months of the summer season, our chefs are adding heirloom tomatoes to their menus. Other than being more colorful and oddly shaped than your everyday tomato, heirloom tomatoes really are special and are at their peak in the late summer.
With such a short season, our best advice is to try ’em while they’re delicious so we rounded up a few of our favorite dishes from the perfect salads and summer pastas.
The perfect salads:
Osteria Via Stato’s Chef David DiGregorio is known for sourcing some of the best ingredients from local farmers and purveyors and one of his favorite things about summer is heirloom tomatoes. Try Osteria Via Stato’s Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad.
Pro Tip from Beatrix Chef/ Partner, John Chiakulas:
“You always want to leave heirloom tomatoes out at room temperature. Don’t refrigerate them unless they’re over-ripe. I always like to accent my heirloom tomatoes with fresh basil – it’s a marriage made in heaven for me!”