Introduction: Caprese Pagoda
Fresh Large Tomato
Fresh Large Mozzarella(Ovoline)
Fresh washed basil(Small leaves are better)
Salt & Pepper
With such few ingredients and simplicity, using quality foods is neccasary. Don't be a Cheap Skate and buy Pure Oil, If you don't have good EVOO, nows the time. If you've never spent $30 on balsamic, make a trip to Whole Foods. I'm using Trader Joe equivalents that are a quarter the price and only slightly inferior. Fine for me.
Step 1: Prep the Stuff
Step 2: Start Stacking
Breakstick snaps at 1:25 into the video when I try to recenter it. I should have left it leaning or taking more care when adjusting it.
Step 3: Final Assembly
Step 4: Enjoyment
I hope you've got a friend to share this with. Enjoy with wine, beer, water, or soda. It doesn't matter so long as you LIKE IT. Don't ever let foody douche's try and tell you to enjoy something you don't like. Pair with whatever you like, and eat however you feel. I used my hands. Even in a "fancy" eatery, I'd prefer finger food to trying and figure out how to eat something like this with silverware. DON'T EVER LET PRETENTIOUS FOOD SNOBS TELL YOU HOW TO EAT. So long as it goes in your mouth and out the other way, it's all good. :)