91 Front E (St Lawrence Market, South Market Lower Level)
Open Tues - Sat (St Lawrence Market open approx. 8am-6om)
while hardly a secret to the chowhound community, i thought i'd share my visit to Mustachio last week for lunch, during our week of gorgeous weather in toronto ..
located in the center of the basement at St Lawrence Market, this has to be one of toronto's veal panini meccas (yes, i know these aren't the -true- veal sandwiches that Kerr posted about a while back) ..
i ordered the Eggplant & Veal Special ($6 tax inc), with everything on it .. green peppers, onions, mushrooms, hot peppers .. it looks surprisingly subdued from the outside -- no sauces spilling out, no messy toppings .. just a run-of-the-mill veal on kaiser ..
the light batter on the veal and eggplant are still crunchy, the veal itself is tender while the eggplant adds a subtle sweetness .. the conservative amount of tomato sauce allows the eggplant's flavour to come through ..
comparing Vinny's and Mustachio's, i have a slight preference for the latter .. i like the addition of the eggplant, and the ingredients are not drowned by sauce .. although Vinny's has the light crusty kaiser and nice spicy peppers going for their panini, and some may prefer over-saucing over under-saucing ..