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Early Fall Tapas Plate

  • Ellen Landis tastes a syrah wine during the Harvest Fair wine judging, Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Makes 2 servings, easily doubled

4 thin cantaloupe or other muskmelon slices

— Black pepper in a mill

2 ounces thinly sliced jamon serrano ham

2 to 3 ounces Manchego cheese, thinly sliced

2 sweet red peppers, charred, seeded and cut into large julienne

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon capers

— Extra virgin olive oil

4 thick slices of sourdough hearth bread


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