Monday, November 1, 2010
Anyway, I noticed a couple of recent additions to the menu, and decided to try both of those by doing a "U Pick 2" combination. That's where you can get a smaller amount of something, but you get more variety. (2 items, rather than 1 to try) I have to admit, I'm really not a fan of the "signature upcharge", and still am not really sure how they calculate the costs. Evidently some items are "signature", and others are not. I don't think it is supposed to denote that some are fantastic, and others not - only that some are more expensive than others, really. Perhaps they use more expensive ingredients, or take longer to prepare?
How did it all stack up? The panini tasted good, bread was crispy, but the meat was really thick in some places, and almost nonexistent in others. I would have liked a little more uniformity in that regard. I would give it about a 7 out of 10 score. As for the salad, the mozzarella was rather tasteless, but I suppose that went along well with the salad itself, which was very flavorful. Most of the greens were what I would call a "Mesclun mix", with somewhat pungent leaves. Croutons were stiff but oil drenched - I prefer them dry and on top of the salad, rather than mixed in like this. I would rate the salad probably an 8 out of 10. The meal was filling, and certainly seemed healthier than what is offered at many restaurants.
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