Today, I was solo and to-go, but happy nonetheless!
I ordered the Lobster Club.
Now, before I delve further, I must admit that the brioche was (I feel like I'm about to say something bad about one of my best friends...) well, dry. As we all know, brioche should be light and fine with a tender crumb. Sadly, this brioche was crumbly- but not in a good way... more like, 'Hey, I have opposable thumbs and I STILL cannot eat this with my dang hands!' Perhaps if there had not been THREE slices of it ( I know, it's a club...) on this sandwich I would have looked the other way because sister, that lobster layer was AMAZING! It was sweet, nutty, tender and perfectly (sparingly) veiled in a light ancho aioli.
I tossed the extra brioche to the crows (the consensus from them was something about me and my highfalutin ways being to their advantage...)...and used the lettuce to form a BLT spring roll- which was also full of apple-wood smoked bacon goodness.
Okay, here is the coleslaw. I know what you're thinking; 'That coleslaw looks oxidized and disgusting!' I reluctantly agree (in the cat-box talking shit about my friend again...)- EXCEPT IT WAS FREAKING DELICIOUS AS WELL! Peppery, fresh, light and yummy. The taste of the cabbage said, 'I have come directly from the garden to answer your desire for deliciousness. Please do not eat me with your eyes alone!' SO, I choose to think the oxidized color was an intentional addition of just enough tamarind to give it that 'olde timey' look without adding even a hint of tamarind flavor. (Isn't my friend amazing?!)
to place my order wishing I was a master criminal so I could figure out how to steal this ungulate art piece in broad daylight and still be able to leave calmly with my food as well. I will also add that I (oddly...) seem to promptly forget about my cow lust until I find myself at Aroma again. (sorry about the reflection- I had to photograph it this way to keep you from being hypnotized by her bovine charms...)
I'll be back, Lover!
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