So, now that I have settled into my new work “home” in Kendall Square, I think it is high time I share some of the amazing food I have been eating on this side of the river.
This may be a Boston foodie sin, but I admit that before this lunch I had only been to Flour Cafe + Bakery twice. Both times I indulged in the brioche al sucre…which is unbelievable! But the prowess of Joanne Chang is world renown, so I won’t go into that. The big question is, how is their lunch?
Luckily Liz of Eating Places joined me for lunch, so we were able to try out 2 of the amazing sounding sandwiches on Flour’s menu.
Roasted Lamb w/ tomato chutney, goat cheese and greens – This sandwich was a perfect combination. The lamb was sliced almost paper-thin, and the play of the tomato chutney and goat cheese gave it a tang while also keeping a delicious richness. This sandwich was also much lighter than I thought it would be.
Grilled Portobello Melt w/ mozzarella, roast tomato and basil pesto – This sandwich was actually heavier than I expected….and more delicious than I expected. Served Panini style, the flavors melded together for something unexpected and amazing. However, because it was heavier than expected, I would not have been able to eat an entire one of these, the half was perfect.