We’re continuing our 2013 Eat Each Sandwich Challenge that Nora & Nick of Extra WDW Magic thought up (#2013eateachsandwich)! Today, we’re having the Caprese, comprised of mozzarella, tomato, basil & balsamic vinaigrette.
One of my favorite flavor combinations are those found in a Caprese. Whether served as a salad, on a flatbread, or in a sandwich, the menu item will often make my short list of items to order. The combination of fresh tomatoes, bright basil, creamy mozzarella and sweet-tart balsamic is always a top choice in my book.
I’d been looking forward to try Earl of Sandwich’s version for quite some time. Being a fan of their bread, I was interested in how the other flavors I love so much would pair with it.
With tomorrow, June 15th, being National Lobster Day, I wanted to share with you what I’ve found to be pretty much the best lobster roll I’ve had on Disney property. I’m very picky when it comes to lobster rolls, and I attribute that to the ten (long) years I lived in Maine. There, I had access to some fantastic restaurants that served them perfectly, so when I moved to Florida, I was pleased two find two restaurants in the area that serve them spot on. Disney has served them during Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, and they’re just not the way they “should” be, loaded with mayonnaise and vegetable fillers (although 2011′s version got much closer than in years past).
I had noticed the Lobster Roll on BoardWalk Bakery’s menu and saw it in the display case when the restaurant first opened. I thought it looked pretty good and vowed to return to try it. The sandwich is served with your choice of cucumber salad or a bag of chips. I ordered the cucumber salad, and my sandwich was prepared, wrapped and placed in a white to-go box. I went outside to grab a seat to hopefully enjoy *gasp* a lobster roll from Disney World.
Right away, it looked pretty darn good. The lobster meat is mixed with a buttered chive mayo, but it seemed like rather standard mayo to me, though there were bits of chive sprinkled throughout. This was a good thing. The lettuce was crisp and had been properly dried, so it wasn’t making everything else soggy.
We’re continuing our 2013 Eat Each Sandwich Challenge that Nora & Nick of Extra WDW Magic thought up (#2013eateachsandwich)! Today, we’re having the All American, a combination of turkey, sharp cheddar, cranberries, lettuce, tomato & ranch dressing.
One of the more interesting combinations of Earl of Sandwich’s menu to me has been the All American. The main reason I say that is due to the combination of both ranch and cranberry sauce used. Each on their own, with the remaining elements of the sandwich, doesn’t seem far-fetched. We’ve seen the use of cranberries on the Holiday Turkey, which was once a Limited Time sandwich, but has since made it to the permanent menu.
I was looking forward to the cranberry sauce, as I like the sweet and tart balance it brings. I was wondering how it would pair with the herby tang of ranch, though. The cranberry was certainly more prominent. The ranch, while noticeable, was certainly more of a background flavor, acting more like mayonnaise on the sandwich.
While Wetzel’s Pretzels is a chain, sometimes while walking around Downtown Disney I get a craving for a warm, salty pretzel. As a fan of getting an Auntie Anne’s pretzel when visiting the mall growing up, I like the buttery touch of the this style of pretzel.
Baked to a golden brown with a light brushing of butter, there is a very light crispness that gives way to their soft interior.