Crunchy Caprese

The power of social media led me to Church. Well, a Portland hot spot called Church. It was really the word Caprese that got me there, I’m not sure I’ve ever met a Caprese that I didn’t like and this was no exception. 

On a friend’s post was the Crunchy Caprese, it looked delightful! I found myself visiting this dish inside two weeks.  

Warm melty cheese inside a crisp exterior topped with sweet tomato, resting on a bed of pesto (God’s gift to the Italians and thus the world) and drizzled with just the right amount of reduced balsamic. 

Mozzarella sticks all grown up. 

Church 2600 NE Sandy, Portland, Oregon