Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Mixed Vegetable sandwich
Pain rustique bread filled with thinly sliced fennel, celery, radish, red and green bell peppers, aioli (homemade, basil mayonaise), olive tapenade, arugula, hard boiled egg and vinnaigrette.
It sounded promising, but it wasn't. I think the sandwich was refrigerated (pre made). Big mistake, especially when tapenade is the base. Never refrigerate the whole sandwich in open air. Also, they should have garnished the greens with the vinaigrette and added more of the vegetables that have flavor, bell peppers, raddish, etc. I've had sandwiches in which olive tapenade was the base for the sandwich that were pretty good. This was not one of them. This place looks pretty nice and you'd think that when they created the menu someone tried the sandwich to see if it was good. Maybe it was good the first time it was made, when the ingredients were fresh... maybe.
This place is called Zinc's Cafe, everything they make here is vegetarian. If your in Laguna Beach, and your vegetarian it might not be a bad place to go. It seems like they're pretty popular, the veggie burger looked good. http://www.zinccafe.com/