What: Salmon Gravlax Sandwich
Where: Art-Is-In, 250 City Centre, Bay 114, Ottawa, Ontario
Comments: After all these months and hearing delicious tales from friends who frequent (DK in particular), I finally made it out for lunch. It is a little overwhelming walking in there at first - in a good way! Shelves of fresh bread, staff flitting about busily ensuring the shelves are stacked and customers being served. I arrived and met a friend for lunch. I chose some bread to bring home first, then proceeded to order lunch.
The system is this: select a numbered sign, choose your lunch, then dessert (if you desire), pay and pick a seat. The staff will bring your meal to your (now numbered) table. I chose something light on this day and had the salmon gravlax sandwich. I love making gravlax, and love even more when I get to enjoy it from someone else's hand. The bread was the perfect choice - not too thick (I detest a bulky sandwich with bread so hard it scrapes the roof of my mouth - ick), the perfect accompaniment for my sandwich. Gravlax, tomato, creme fraiche, capers, arugula and red onion (don't quote me on the creme fraiche - I don't remember...I was dazzled by the salmon...) I sampled my dining companions pork belly burrito - yum. Tender pork, black beans (my favourite - I love legumes!), rice and guacamole all on a house made tortilla shell.
|Salmon Gravlax Sandwich|
I brought a cookie back for my husband - chocolate walnut. He said, with a grin, that it was the richest tasting cookie that he had ever eaten. Good choice.