Friday, August 12, 2011

The best sandwich in downtown St. Paul?

That's what some people say!
This is a mozzarella, tomato, basil and prosciutto panini from Maison Darras. It was featured as one of the 17 best sandwiches in the Twin Cities by Minnesota Monthly. I love the panini. And I hadn't been on a walk through the skyways in ages. And who am I to argue with Minnesota Monthly?
The verdict? It's a lovely sandwich. It's not over stuffed. The fillings balance each other out perfectly. The bread is reminiscent of the paninis you can get on the sidewalks of Paris. Which is a good thing, of course. I'll be back.
And yes, I need to check out some more of these 17 best sandwiches!

Again with the baseball!

I can't get away from Target Field. At leat not until I've tried all of the sandwiches. We got the chance to sit in the Legends Club section the other night. It's a teeny step up from our usual third deck seats. There are padded seats and people to serve you drinks while you sit in them. There's an enclosed, air conditioned concession area with fancier food than you can get elsewhere. Like these Italian beauties. At the Frankie V's stands throughout the stadium you can get pizza and calzones. At the Legends Club Frankie V's, you can get meatball sandwiches and paninis, too. And you know I'm a sucker for a meatball sandwich.
The meatballs were made with a mix of Italian sausage and beef and were fennel-ly and delicious. The sauce was bright and fresh. And they melt the cheese on top in the pizza oven!
The panini had salami and peppers and a creamy, cheesy sauce. It was quite tasty. The sauce did a good job of holding it together--it's making me think of things to put on a panini...bechamel, anyone?
The view wasn't bad either. Now, if we could only get to a game when the Twins win!