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Vita Cucina | Crescent City

Melanie Wong | May 17, 201507:18 PM

Vita Cucina catered the box lunches for Day 2 of meetings in Crescent City. Lots of choices including housecured pastrami, salads, gluten-free, vegan, etc., and I picked the Cuban sandwich. We enjoyed our sandwiches by the harbor, perched on the new walkway that was just unveiled six weeks ago. Crescent City's harbor was destroyed in the 2011 tsunami. It has been rebuilt to withstand a 50-year tsunami and is the strongest tsunami-resistant port on the West coast. And if anyone is looking for a new venture, the former abalone farm here is available for lease.

Back to the Cuban sandwich . . . this featured thinly shaved ham, smoked pulled pork, a slice of cold Swiss cheese, pickles, and pepperoncini on fluffy focaccia. The sandwich maker had a heavy hand with the yellow mustard and mayonnaise, so copiously applied that they gushed out of each end. Other than that, this was a tasty pork sandwich. Since it had no sour orange nor garlic of mojo, I couldn't really call it a Cuban.

Our lunches also included broccoli salad white with mayonnaise-based dressing and topped with sunflower seeds and cranberries. Someone here really likes the mayo, so be aware of that when ordering if that's not your own tastes. We also got cookies. Mine was a coconut macaroon that was a little dry and stale. I heard the chocolate chip cookies were better. A local told me that Vita Cucina also smokes tofu that can be substituted for meat in any of the preps and she recommended it highly.

Vita Cucina
1270 Front St
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-1076
http://www.vitacucina.com/

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