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YVRChow | Jan 6, 2013 07:58 PM

Where is the best porchetta sandwich in town?

I've sampled Meat & Bread and Pronto Caffe and strongly prefer Pronto Caffe.

Meat & Bread had nicely prepared meat which was incredibly juicy, and it was topped with some cracklings to add texture as well as a green salsa to add some spice. The bread was a somewhat commercial tasting ciabatta that was past its prime. It was slightly stale, and a true shame to put such wonderful fillings on such a disappointing platform.

Pronto Caffe fresh baked the bread and it just came out of the oven (I'm assumed it was parbaked before, but it was hot and fresh tasting and worked well with a good crust). It was filled with juicy unctuous freshly made porchetta. They had a nice mix of meat, fat, and crackling to get wonderful flavour and texture contrasts. The herb mixture highlighted the delicious meats and everything was balanced out with a bit of lemon mayo. It was a very well balanced sandwich.

But I'm curious what other contenders are out there?

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