La Baguette

Ah, the French sure know their sandwiches. Okay, I know that many ‘French’ sandwiches here are not made by French people. But you get the point. There is something so appealing about a baguette covered in cheese (preferably Brie), butter, and some sort of meat. Or mustard instead of butter. One of the two.

Roo and I were doing some retail therapy today in Palo Alto and in my excitement I pointed out the tiny patisserie/sandwich shop in the mall and declared I wanted to try one of the sandwiches. She readily agreed and we proceeded to enter the corner shop.P1010490

I love pastry shops that also serve French style sandwiches and fresh bread. There’s something so appealing about being able to get something distinctly savory and distinctly sweet.P1010489

I didn’t eat something sweet today (maybe I should have) but I did get to try the pastrami baguette, which comes with thinly sliced pastrami, swiss cheese, and two layers of mustard.
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The deep crunchiness of the bread was satisfying to the palette, especially when paired with its hearty center – it may be a thin layer but don’t underestimate the depth of flavor.

I also tried Roo’s ciabatta sandwich that came with basil, tomatoes, balsamic, and mozarella. No picture, but I can still taste the garden freshness. That one tasted fresh and was probably 1000x healthier than mine =).

I must say, Ike’s Place is still owning out of the sandwiches places I’ve tried. I don’t know if I’m going to find one better!

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  1. Teal

    Oh! I totally went there on Saturday! I didn’t have a sammy though, I had one of their delicious desserts :-)

    July 29, 2009 11:57 pm | #1

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