Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Art of Sandwiches

I love shopping and equal to that is my love of eating. I've tried to branch out in the last few years, trying different types of food. Friends have introduced me to Thai, Mediterranean, authentic Chinese, but really my tried and true favourites are the classics.

When I moved a few years ago, I wondered what I could find in terms of new places to eat. One day while driving south on Islington, I passed a place called Artisano Bakery Cafe. Without even seeing their menu, I knew I had to go. I have been addicted ever since! They truly bring sandwiches and food in general to a new level.

The menu consists of sandwiches on fresh bread (feel free to change the type of bread if you want to), pizzas that look heavenly, pasta like an Italian mom would cook and a never ending choice of baked goods. All bread is made fresh on site and available for purchase. Have specific diet requirements? Artisano even offers wheat free breads.

My favourite sandwich is the Chicken, Grilled Vegetables and Goat Cheese sandwich on Cheese Focaccia bread. Its so delicious with the eggplant, red peppers, basil and roasted red pepper pestos. I have tried to recreate it at home but its just doesn't taste the same. One of these days I will try the pizza, most likely the Rustic Mediterranean. I could go on and on about all the sandwiches I've had and what I want to try next but I think its best for you to see for yourself. Check out one of three locations at Islington, Burloak, or Iroquis (the last two are in Oakville). I promise you will not be disappointed.

Long live the Sandwich!