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Bacco's Wine & Cheese - Chow-worthy sammy


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Bacco's Wine & Cheese - Chow-worthy sammy

Bob MacAdoo | Mar 10, 2011 09:05 AM

I stumbled into this place (store front is on St. James between Arlington & Berkelye) last week to grab an apres-work bottle of vino and met the proprietor, Bob Bacco, who mentioned that they sell sandwiches at lunch.

The menu is limited -- three sammy choices -- plus a "Bento Box" (two daily choice cheeses, salame, olives, cornichons, mixed veggies and fig paste) and a "deconstructed grilled mixed veggie sandwich" which is really a by-the-pound veggie bar with a free hunk of bread.

I selected the Serrano Jamon and manchego cheese sandwich option. For $5.99, this was a tasty lunch. The sandwich is built on a crusty Iggy's mini baguette and finished with a balsamic glaze. The pre-made sandwich delivered the appropriate amount of meat, cheese, and topping, allowing the salty ham flavor of teh Jamon to come through nicely followed by the creamy manchego (this cheese reminds me of Madrid.) The fresh artisan bread elevated the sandwich and the glaze was neither cloying or overpowering, which to me is what a condiment should be.

Other sammy choices nclude prosciutto (domestic) and Taleggio cheese with basil pesto and dry salami and Crucolo cheese with black olive tapenade. Both are served on the Iggy's baguette.

I will be trying the prosciutto next and will report back.

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