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.

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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