Posts Tagged ‘Balsamic Vinaigrette’

Euro Corner Closed? August First Open?

October 21, 2009
Euro Corner - Burlington Vermont (closed)

Euro Corner - Burlington Vermont (closed)

I have sad news sopressata fans, it looks like Euro Corner is closed. It looks like you can purchase sopressata at the associated Euro Market.

I moped my way next door to August First a new bakery / cafe / deli. In the above picture it’s on the left.

I chose the curried chicken salad sandwich:

August First - Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

August First - Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

The baguette was great, crispy and chewy, without feeling like a jaw muscle workout. The chicken salad was good, August first appears to use the whole chicken instead of just the breast so the texture is a bit different that you might be accustomed to. The slightly tart cranberries are a nice counterpoint to the curry. The balsamic vinegar salad dressing was awesome, nice emulsion, and very fresh tasting. ~$9.00 with tax.

It’s definitely worth checking out, and they’re in a nice space.

August first appears to be hitting the social media with updates, kudos for that effort.

Hopefully they’ll add sopressata to the menu.


P.K.’s (Purple Knights Pizza) Beef Dip & Small Garden Salad

November 20, 2007

Purple Knights Pizza right across from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester Vermont. Purple Knights is a Pizzeria but they also have great salads and sandwiches. I ordered a small beef dip known elsewhere as a french dip, and a small garden salad.

Purple Knights (PK’s) “small” Beef Dip with Aus Jus and Horsey Mayo

The roll is freshly made on-site, and is actually garlic bread. I ordered my “dip” with added Swiss cheese. The roast beef was still slightly pink and tasted great. The Aus Jus is properly salty and beefy. The “horsey” mayo (horseradish mayo) side is tasty , but is superfluous IMO.

PK’s (Purple Knight’s) Beef Dip with Aus Jus and Horsey Mayo, Bites removed :)
Beef Dip with bites…

PKs Small Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
The salad contains green pepper, red onion, radish, carrot, tomato, cucumber, and a mix of mesclun greens and romaine lettuce.

 While the variety of the vegetation is nice, what is more impressive is the in-house balsamic dressing. It is nicely emulsified (how it’s emulsified I’m not sure), and has a perfect acid / oil mix. The dressing makes this salad.

They two items came to just under 8 dollars, a nice round tasty meal. I love PK’s take on the beef (french) dip and the garden salad with balsamic.