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Bart’s Ultimate BLT

Makes 1 sandwich

"When the first of the tomatoes come in, I have to have a BLT," chef Bart Hosmer says. "It is the quintessential tomato dish."

Bart’s Ultimate BLT

Emily Nathan
 2 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick slices of artisan levain or sourdough bread
 2 tablespoons Basil Aioli
 3 pieces applewood-smoked thick-cut bacon, cooked
 1 ripe medium tomato, sliced
 1/3 cup loosely packed arugula leaves
 2 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  Salt and pepper
Step 1

Spread one side of each piece of bread with basil aioli. Stack one piece with bacon, tomato slices, arugula leaves, and fresh mozzarella slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with second slice of aioli-laden bread. Eat with gusto.

Step 2

Tomatoes with wine: Parcel 104's Master Sommelier, Randall Bertao, likes wines with clean, focused flavors and a medium acidity to balance the tomatoes--such as Charles Melton Rosé 2004 (Barossa Valley, Australia; $12) and Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (Russian River Valley, CA; $27).

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 792Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g94%

Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 130mg44%
Sodium 1203mg51%
Total Carbohydrate 34g12%

Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Protein 29g58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.