Details on the Second Annual Sandwich Face-Off at Chez Henri
In honor of National Sandwich Day last year, French-Cuban bistro Chez Henri and grilled cheese food truck Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese faced off at Chez Henri with a three-course competitive feast (with Roxy’s winning the ultimate bragging rights). This year they’re at it again, but they’ve ratcheted the competition up a notch, with a third challenger: the Atomic Meatloaf Meltdown masters at All Star Sandwich Bar.
The event this year is taking place on November 3 at Chez Henri, and we’ve been told that the Cambridge restaurant is opening early (with seatings at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.) in order to accommodate as many sandwich fiends as possible. Reserve tickets here.
In the meantime, you can check out the full menu for the face-off (with duck corn dogs, Cuban sammies, and apple-pumpkin bread pudding) ahead.
STARTERS (choice of):
All-Star: Crostini with roasted eggplant puree, sheep’s milk feta, spicy pickled apricots, micro herbs, EVOO
Roxy’s: Duck corn dogs with sour cherry gastrique and roasted acorn squash
Chez Henri: Traditional “mini” French onion soup, with garlic crouton and stringy Gruyere
CARNIVORE ENTREE (includes one each of the following):
All-Star: Buttermilk and cornmeal-fried bay scallops with shaved endive, fresh cucumber mango relish and avocado crema on a buttered and grilled brioche torpedo roll
Roxy’s: Mighty rib melt (2011 Sandwich Day winner) with fontina, braised short rib, and caramelized onion
Chez Henri: Grilled Cuban sandwich with slow roasted pork, ham, Gruyere, cornichon and chipotle aioli
VEGETARIAN ENTREE (includes one each of the following):
All-Star: Smoked mushroom and jackfruit “VEGGIEloaf” with sharp cheddar, red fresno chile slaw and mustard BBQ sauce on grilled brioche roll
Roxy’s: Roasted curried vegetable mac and cheese
Chez Henri: Veggie Cuban with grilled vegetables
DESSERT (choice of):
All–Star: Bourbon-pecan cheesecake “sandwiched” between two chocolate chip cookies, and drizzled with warm chocolate sauce
Roxy’s: Apple-pumpkin bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and root beer glaze
Chez Henri: Chocolate torte with guava Caramel and habanero peanut brittle
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