Pan con tomate, or tomato bread, is a classic Spanish dish that exemplifies the simplicity of fresh ingredients in Mediterranean cuisine. With just a handful of ingredients, this dish bursts with flavor, showcasing the quality of its components. Ripe tomatoes, fragrant garlic, crusty bread and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil come together to create a delectable blend of textures and tastes. Whether served as an appetizer, tapas or a quick and satisfying snack, pan con tomate is a delightful way to highlight these beautiful ingredients!
On a recent trip to Napa Valley, in addition to wine tasting, I planned an olive oil tasting at Grove 45. It turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the trip. Grove 45 (www.grove45.com) is a female owned and operated premium brand of extra virgin olive oil produced in Napa Valley, California. This first cold press extra virgin olive oil is a balance of subtle fruitiness and a rich peppery flavor. The olive oil is sustainably farmed in groves in Napa Valley California and bottled in recyclable aluminum bottles. They make a beautiful rosé wine as well.