A Sandwich A Day: The Capri at Macaron Cafe
In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Sandwiches aren't usually sweet, but leave it to the folks at Macaron to make it work. Their Capri ($6.75), a French baguette stuffed with ultra-fresh, tangy goat cheese (imported from France), thinly sliced Granny Smiths, honey, raisins, and pine nuts, is just savory enough. The bread surprisingly isn't baked in-house (it comes from a mystery bakery in the Bronx), but it's consistently crackly and fresh—a good textural counterpoint to the lusciously creamy cheese, homemade mayo, and sharp Dijon that sneak their way onto the bun in classic French style.
With only a hint of sweetness from the honey and a fresh crisp from the apples, it's a perfect balance of savory and sweet that's also filling enough to render dessert doubly unnecessary. Though frankly, that's easier said than done, when you're confronted with their wide-ranging collection of French macarons.