Oh, the joys of going out to eat! I enjoy eating out because it’s a chance to learn something new. Mom and pop joints are my favorite places to learn new techniques. At Soup Spoon Café (located near the capital of Michigan), I got a bonus lesson on, none other than… the panini!! This does not happen often- trust me! In a prior post, I mentioned a panini place that had panini’s on french bread. However, it didn’t have the warm, grilled bread component that makes up a great panini. Soup Spoon transformed their french bread to a “panini appropriate” sandwich. How?? They flipped the bread inside out, genius.
In this picture you can see how the inside of the french bread is now the outer layer, and what is usually considered the outer part of the bread- is now on the inside.
This sandwich consisted of slow roasted pork loin, caramelized onions, pickles and melted Gruyére cheese with their bistro sauce.
Let me know if you try out this new trick!