Saturday, July 30, 2011

Serious Sandwiches - The Italiano at Caffe in Boulder

 Over at Serious Eats, there's a daily feature called A Sandwich a Day. This is one of my submissions for that feature.

Caffè is one of three restaurants in the Frasca Food and Wine family in Boulder. Co-owned by Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, these restaurants focus on Italian food, and Caffè is no exception. The bread is made in the pizza ovens at sister restaurant Pizzaria Locale, and the meats and cheeses are imported.

Speaking of high end, the partners worked at the French Laundry before moving to Colorado and opening their first restaurant, Frasca.

At Caffè, there's a large selection of both hot and cold sandwiches. The Italiano ($8.50), is one of the hot sandwiches. It includes prosciutto, salami, mortadella and provolone. House-made pickled vegetables add a nice acidity that balances the richness of the meats.

Sandwiches are served with small bags of potato chips that are custom-bagged for the restaurant, and a pickle spear is an extra 30 cents. This sandwich is what an Italian-style submarine sandwich aspires to be.

1720 Pearl Street
Boulder CO