WHAT Quattro Formaggio grilled cheese sandwich with pickled hard-boiled egg
WHERE Rose and Sons, roseandsons.ca
WHY Grilled cheese done right (finally)
Sandwich lovers! Apologies for the lengthy delay in posting, which is due to a carb detox and a few lunches with underwhelming sandwiches. Fortunately, dinner at the recently opened Rose and Sons proved fruitful.
You’d think a grilled cheese is the easiest sandwich to make, what with the ingredient list being bread and cheese, but this creation is surprisingly difficult. Diners are apt to be disappointed more often than not, which is why I was so happy/relieved to love this creation from Anthony Rose, former chef of the Drake Hotel in Toronto.
The bread is appropriately buttered, but not soggy (you know the sort, the kind that leaves you feeling like you’re coated in butter), the cheese medley flavourful without being offensive (Rose doesn’t get fancy with the cheese selection, and for that I’m grateful), and it’s all contained in four quarters, just like mom used to do.
As a bonus, the pickled hard-boiled egg has a sweet kick to it, perfect respite for your taste buds. I had my sandwich with a glass of riesling from Norman Hardy, which was one of the best glasses of wine I’ve ever had.
Rose and Sons, 176 Dupont St., Toronto, $14