There is nothing I love more than appetizers at fancy parties. They’re usually thought of with utmost care as people navigate first impressions of the meal or event to follow and they tend to use the best ingredients as people haven’t had too much wine to not remember them later.
Here is an insanely easy appetizer that you can use at your next event to impress your guests.
RefinedSide Tomato Bocconcini Bites
First, gather together:
- Baby Bocconcini Cheese (If you’re not familiar, it’s a Mozzarella cheese that is sponge-like in texture and absorbs flavours. I use TreStelle brand)
- Fresh Basil (I like to buy a plant from the store for the ultimate freshness)
- Baby cherry or plum tomatoes
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Small toothpicks
- Serving dish deep enough to have extremely shallow layer of balsamic vinegar
Next, you just combine! On a toothpick, add one tomato followed by a leaf of basil and bocconcini. Repeat until you have enough prepared for your guests. Right before serving, layer a thin layer of balsamic vinegar on the bottom of the dish. The bocconcini will absorb the flavour of the vinegar and finish the taste off beautifully. Enjoy!