This week we had on the cafe menu mozzarella, basil, tomato and pesto on warm ciabatta as our sandwich of the day, as shown below.
|Mozzarella, Basil, Tomato and Pesto on warm Ciabatta|
Charging the same as the sandwich on the board I also had to ensure I didn't get carried away putting more ingredients on the plate. Good for the customer but not good for the business profits. As one of my previous managers always stated "we are a business not a charity".
So, using the same amount of ingredients but spreading them out to fill the plate, I placed the mozzarella and tomatoes in layers on a small bed of rocket with basil leaves tucked in between, and the pesto in a small dish on the side. The oven warmed ciabatta was sliced and placed on the side.
|Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil and Pesto with Ciabatta|
For me I thought what a novel and alternative way to serve a sandwich this way in a cafe. I do love doing things differently, and with a twist.
|The Alternative Caprese Sandwich|
|Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, and Pesto with Warm Ciabatta.|
The Alternative Caprese Sandwich