Stages at One Washington
In middle of a large, flat plate, spoon about 3 tablespoons risotto in a 3-inch vertical line. Place 3 tomatoes on risotto with a small space between each. Place some sweet potato leaves between each tomato and allow them to drape over tops of tomatoes. Place 6 milkweed capers within risotto/tomato pile.
On opposite sides of risotto/tomato pile and just a bit vertically offset from each other, spoon a small line of caponata, about 1 tablespoon on each side. In random spots close to risotto pile, place 4 small dots mushroom purée, about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon each, ranging in sizes.
Garnish caponata with basil buds and flowers. Crack mushroom chips into small pieces and garnish risotto/tomato pile. Garnish risotto/tomato pile with lemon balm leaves.
Using Thai basil, pick flower buds from top of stem and pick smallest leaves from top of leaves. Reserve for plating.