Last week a friend picked up a salami sandwich on ciabatta bread for me. It was absolutely fantastic.
I didn't go myself, so I can't describe the shop or the service, but the sandwich deserves a post.
The bread was nice and fluffy, yet solid, not too doughy like some ciabatta can be and not stale, like others can be.
The bread was drizzled - from what I could tell - with olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar. It also came with what I assume was some type of italian cheese - also quite good. There were mixed greens as well, they served to change the texture just enough, so that you weren't eating a lettuce sandwich, but there was still a little crunch and bitterness from the greens.
But the real star was the salami. It was the light and soft kind you expect from a good panini shop in Rome, and not the kind that would hurt if you got hit with it, as is common in US supermarkets.
The price was high - $8 (which was a shock compared to my $1.75 banh mi from the day before), but pretty much worth every cent.
Larchmont Village Wine & Cheese
223 N. Larchmont Blvd,