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Meal #66: Second Lunch

Italian salad with prosciutto and tomatoes and mozzarella, Paris, France

This was a delicious second lunch at a cute little brasserie near Le Tour Eiffel.  The greens were fresh and crisp.  The prosciutto was tender and salty, complemented perfectly by the soft basil and olive oil drizzled mozzarella.  The vinaigrette was emulsified, giving it a creamy texture that tasted excellent.

Meal #65: Lunch

Ham and hard-boiled egg sandwich with lettuce and tomato, Paris, France

This was our first lunch in Paris.  We popped into a small sandwich shop for a quick lunch.  My sandwich was on nice bread that was chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside but sweeter than a baguette.  The ham was nice, and I liked the sliced hard-boiled eggs.  The vegetables were not the best, but overall, it was a decent sandwich for a quick lunch.

Prosciutto with goat cheese and arugula and olive oil, Paris, France
A somewhat disappointing sandwich.  All the ingredients sound delicious, but the bread was so big, it completely overwhelmed the delicate flavors.

Meal #42: Lunch

Prosciutto and tomato sandwich with mushroom risotto, Pret A Manger, London, UK

Pret A Manger, what else would I eat?  I just love Pret so much, how will I live without it back in DeKalb?  This was a truly great sandwich.  Silky prosciutto with fresh tomato and lettuce and a bit of mayonnaise, all on an artisan baguette.  The risotto was great as well, very smooth and extra mushroomy.  The grape and elderflower soda was crisp and floral and refreshing, as always.

Meal #25: Lunch

Prosciutto, cheese, tomato, basil, and mayo on artisan bread, Pret, Oxford, UK

I ate at Pret, again.  Sorry.  It’s so good and they believe in sustainability, local  food, and keeping preservatives/steroids/dyes/enhancers/etc out of the food.  They don’t have organic food, which kind of sucks, but all of their food is all-natural, which is the next best thing.  ALL of their packaging is recycled and recyclable!  I wish we had Pret A Manger in the US.

Oh yeah, and I ate a sandwich.  It was very good.  The bread, baked fresh daily, was crunchy and slightly salted.  The prosciutto was so smooth and also salty.  The tomatoes were fresh and sweet, and the basil, even though I normally don’t like basil so much, was a good addition to the party in my mouth.  The perfect amount of homemade mayonnaise tied everything together.  The sparkling apple was simple, sweet, and had real apple flavor, (probably all the apple juice they put in it.)  I’m so glad I found this place!  It will be hard for me to stay away from it.