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Aged Maple Balsamic-Bacon Vinaigrette Over Wilted Baby Spinach
4 tablespoons Aged Maple Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tablespoon aged red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon good quality Dijon style mustard 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (your choice) 2 tablespoon finely minced shallots 1/2 teaspoon salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked to a crisp and finely crumbled
2 quarts young spinach leaves, stems removed, washed
Place spinach in a serving bowl.
Place the maple balsamic, half the crumbled bacon, red wine vinegar, salt, half the shallots, pepper, and mustard in a small saucepan over medium heat. Gently warm while whisking - remove from heat before it reaches a simmer. Allow to cool for a minute, and then whisk in the extra virgin olive oil to emulsify. Adjust seasoning,
Gently dress spinach with warm vinaigrette and top with remaining crumbled bacon and shallot.