The pairing of bacon, lettuce and tomato are like a universal truth. When they are paired, the flavors just sing. This salad consists of some of the best examples of each of these ingredients: Braised bacon, local tomatoes at the height of their season, fresh greens that are lightly seasoned and tossed with a light vinaigrette.
The braised bacon is a slab of pork belly that has been cured, smoked and hung. For this preparation the belly was then cooked sous vide at 200 degrees for five hours, breaking down connective tissues and becoming very tender. The bag was then placed in an ice bath to chill before portioning the bacon.
Also featured on this salad are pickled red onions and flash-fried brioche croutons.