Friday, December 19, 2008

Roasted Vegetable - Donna's

Sandwich Contents: Ciabatta roll with roasted veggies (red peppers, onions, eggplant, and portobellos) and smoked mozzarella with a side of fried sweet potatoes.

Kate's Review: We realized the other day that we were picking all of what we consider to be the most tempting sandwiches of the group and saving the questionable ones to the end. Probably not the best idea, but we decided to stick with our methodology at least one more sandwich day. So we headed up the street to Donna’s for the Roasted Vegetable sandwich. As we are walking in the door I mentioned that we should probably call ahead the next time to ensure that the sandwich is still on the menu or in season. Of course once we were handed the menu neither of us could find it. After a brief moment of panic we described the sandwich to the manager and they did indeed have it just under a different name which escapes my Friday fried brain. Per the usual Nicole and I split the sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries. I was positive I would like it but how much was the true test. You can’t go wrong with Ciabatta and this was crisp to perfection….not too hard but not super chewy. It had a little grease to it but what do you expect when you have the perfect amount of melted mozzarella over roasted veggies. Although eggplant can upset my stomach I was all for it; a very small price to pay for good food. I give it 4 baguettes and hope to try other items since everyones plates looked scrumptious.

Nicole's Review: Donna's was a very crowded the day Kate and I went and we ended up sitting at the bar so we didn't have to wait for a table. Although I do like Donna's, I was a little leary of this sandwich. I'm not much of a fan of portobellos or eggplant and they pretty much make up the sandwich. I was however, pleasantly surprised to find that for the most part, I enjoyed this sandwich. There were a couple moments where I had more eggplant and/or portobello in my mouth than other ingredients and could get more of the taste, but I handled it well. The seasoning of the veggies was good, the cheese can never really be bad and the bread was perfect. Honestly, we haven't had bread that good yet. Oh yeah, the sweet potato fries were great. The aoili they served wasn't very flavorful, but with sweet potatoes, you really don't need to dip them in anything.

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