Posts tagged flatbread
Posts tagged flatbread
Brunch at Panera Bread
The husband and I decided to take a drive to New York State one recent weekend to do some shopping. We go a few times a year just to hunt for new grocery/food items, and, while there, we always dine at Panera Bread.
I tend to try their new menu items whenever we go because we don’t go that often. This time, they had a new breakfast sandwich which was a flatbread stuffed with turkey chorizo, scrambled egg, potatoes, cheese and veggies and grilled until hot. Yum! We also shared their new muffin, the peach pecan crunch muffin, which was super moist and packed with huge chunks of peach. I also loved the crunchy granola baked into the top of the muffin.
The husband got his usual (the bacon turkey bravo sandwich, the mac and cheese and a cherry cheese danish) and he ate every bite like it was the first time. Sigh. haha
I was so so so excited when I found out that Aziz Ansari and his Buried Alive tour were coming to Ottawa for two shows. We hardly ever see anyone like this booking gigs in this town, so it was a huge thing for me! I am a big fan of Aziz and his work, especially his stand up comedy, so to see him live in person was amazing. His show was fantastic - I highly recommend that you go see him if he’s stopping somewhere near you! And mad love to his opening act, Chelsea Peretti, for kicking butt with her act; I haven’t laughed that hard in so long.
But before we went to the show, the boyfriend and I decided to dine for the first time at Must Wine Bar, specifically to share a number of their small plates. We were not disappointed!
The first dish we shared was the truffle mac and cheese, which was probably the best I’ve ever had. It was so rich and creamy, with a very earthy flavour. Next came the daily special, which was the beef fajitas. They were also delicious, but nothing special. The boyfriend couldn’t resist sampling one of their flatbreads, which is topped with pulled pork, smoked mozzarella, mushrooms and espresso bbq sauce. The sauce was so tangy and unique, and the whole thing came together in my mouth like magic. Last but not least, my favourite dish of the night were the sliders: chicken croquettes served on cheddar and chive tea biscuits with a veloute sauce, all served with house chips (regular and sweet potato). All I can say is WOW. These were so delicious!
We will definitely be back to Must Wine Bar for another round of small plates; the food was fantastic, the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming, and the service was superb. What more could you ask for on a nice evening out? :)
Spring is slowly making its way to Ottawa, and today finally felt like spring to me. The weather has been gorgeous and sunny all week, but there has still been a chill in the air; today the breeze finally feltwarm, so we went out for a nice long bike ride on the trails near our house. The smell of the forest as we cycled along the gravel paths was so refreshing and invigorating.
Needless to say, after such an activity-filled afternoon we were starving! We picked up the items we needed to put together these his and hers flatbreads. Mine, in the foreground photo, has bbq sauce, sliced yellow bell pepper, mushrooms, sliced green onion, chunks of cooked fillet of salmon, sliced fresh baby spinach, fresh cilantro and a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, all atop a thin crust artisan foccacia flatbread. Yum! A satisfying supper ahead of a relaxing evening.
Happy Holiday Lunch! (aka non-offensive office party)
For my lunch, I decided on the Tuscan Chicken Piadini, which was described on the menu as mixed greens with oranges, red onions, sundried figs, walnuts and balsamic fig vinaigrette, topped with a grilled sliced chicken breast. I had no idea what to expect, and when my plate arrived, I was happily surprised. The salad was fresh and crunchy, and the dressing had lots of punch to it. The flatbread (and pretty balsamic drizzle) was soft, delicious and perfect on which to spread some of the goat cheese that topped the salad. I’d definitely have it again!
A special thanks and photo credit to my bff for taking this pic; I was in a total haze and forgot my camera! xo
Burlington beer and flatbread
During a girls’ trip to Vermont last year, we decided to partake in a Burlington Brew Tour, which included a stop at American Flatbread in Burlington, Vermont. During our beer tasting, we got to indulge in this fresh and tangy flatbread, called the Medicine Wheel flatbread, which was made with wood-fired cauldron tomato sauce and three cheeses spiced with local herbs. The crust was so soft and chewy yet engulfed with the mouthwatering flavour of being cooked near an open flame. It definitely helped me to wash down all that beer!