Chef Michael Chiarello, the acclaimed chef and owner of Bottega Restaurant in Napa Valley, and the Emmy-winning host of “Easy Entertaining With Michael Chiarello,” is known for using the best veg of the season to create unique and mouthwatering dishes. In this recipe, he pairs one of autumn’s sweetest squashes, butternut squash, with mushrooms and dresses them both up with brown butter vinaigrette.
Chef’s introduction: I love that burrata complements rich, caramelized autumn vegetables just as easily as it dresses up summer tomatoes, figs, or watermelon. Because it’s so light, it adds the perfect fresh, creamy note to the plate. You can use any combination of mushrooms here. I like matsutakes, chanterelles, shiitakes, or morels but use what looks best at the farmers’ market or in the produce section.
I give the squash a little heat on the stove top before I put it in the oven to roast.
Wine pairing: A fruity Napa Valley Cabernet