Already talked quite a bit about Taste & See in Wichita, which is kind of one of my favorite restaurants ever. I’ll definitely get back there some day. Anyway, this is my last dish from there for a while. It’s a take on one of the old standbys of cuisine, the Cuban sandwich. As with the Oceanic Mac & Cheese, let me just quote the menu in order to describe this one: “The most popular Latin sandwich around the globe; juicy slow roasted adobo pork, smoked ham, emmental cheese, cornichon pickles with dijonaise cream in crunchy Cuban style bread.”
And, you guys, this is just ******* mindblowing. I’m going to say this is the most well-balanced meal I’ve ever had, in terms of textures & flavors & even kind of temperatures. It’s like every bite has exactly the right bit of everything in the sandwich. I can’t even really explain it, but nothing overwhelms anything else. It’s like the bite kind of shifts in your mouth from flavor to flavor. You take a bite and the crunch of the bread slips into the chewy ham, just slightly colder than anything else in the sandwich, and then then the melted cheese takes over with its slightly hotter temperature than everything else and that gooey texture and then the pickle crunch and bitterness and the bite of the Dijon cream. I can’t . . . I just can’t even. It’s a downright masterpiece. I actually threw my entire schedule off in order to stay over and have another meal at the Taste & See just because I really NEEDED to have this sandwich a second time. It’s definitely the best sandwich I’ve ever had, if you exclude hamburgers; even including hamburgers, it still might be. This is just . . . again, when people say this whole food project sounds weird, here’s one I can point them too. Eating this sandwich improved my life. No joke. 4 stars.
tl;dr – delicious take on the Cuban sandwich is one of the most perfect sandwiches ever, amix of perfectly balanced flavors, textures and temperatures. 4 stars.