Everyone’s been there, and people are raving about it. When did I become the last one in?
If sandwiches are the fad right now, Meat and Bread started the trend. The menu’s simple; porchetta, bbq chicken, meatball, grilled cheese and a special sandwich a day plus 1 soup and 1 salad. I like this kind of dining and the confidence in knowing that what they serve is so good they don’t need to give you a lot of choices. I was there for 1 reason and that was the porchetta sandwich. A lot has been written about it, so I had high expectations…
I delegated my lunch partner to what I believed to be the second best option on the menu, the meatball sub.
My thoughts? Meat and Bread is bang on with the meat but needs improvement on the bread. I thought the ciabatta was bulky and unflavourful and did nothing to enhance the sandwich, (which is where I think Big Lou’s really shined). Another minus was the dollop of mustard on the side. There were no knives, so I’m assuming that I was supposed to dip into the side of mustard, which just made all the goodies fall out of the sandwich. I wish they could have just asked me when I ordered if I wanted mustard or not. 2 minuses but the porchetta was so darn good that I know I’ll return.
Meat and Bread – 370 Cambie St @ Victory Square, Vancouver