It is very clear to me that living two blocks from an awesome little Italian Market/Deli is going to be both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because they have the most amazing sandwiches and a mouthwatering selection of real Italian pastas, meats, cheeses, and more. A curse because that selection makes me want to cook three huge meals a day just to be able to try all of this stuff. (Ok, let's be honest, that would never happen... but still...)
Yesterday we popped over to grab some sandwiches for lunch and do a little food shopping. My friend Lauryn recently turned me on to the website FoodGawker.com and that paired with my usual How Sweet It Is obsession led me to a page long list of recipes and inspired dishes I HAVE to make in the very near future. The first of these will be coming up tomorrow.
From Top to Bottom:
Homemade Roast Beef- House Roasted Round of Beef, with provolone cheese, romaine lettuce, tomato, horseradish mayo and onion marmalade
Roasted Potato Salad
Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella- Prosciutto Crudo, Fresh Mozzarella, with tomato and pesto
I think at first glance these sandwiches can look a little small (we went for the 6" instead of full sized, though full sized sandwiches are only $1 more) but they were REALLY filling and the perfect combination of flavors and textures. I will definitely be going back!
Fresh sliced Pancetta, Asiago Mezzano, Gorgonzola, and Tuscan Conchiglie
And now our cheese drawer looks something like this:
Now I just can't wait to go back and get my hands on one of those hand pulled balls of fresh mozzarella. Yum!