A Sandwich a Day: Croque Madame at Buvette
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.
Buvette's Croque Madame ($10) must be the most elegant version of this French classic in town. Paper thin cuts of prosciutto are piled high above the fried egg, its edges golden brown and crisp. Cut in half and the yolk slowly oozes out over the very thin grilled sandwich—a compact creation, restrained and graceful. Béchamel sauce is applied with a light hand, as are the thin slices of ham and grated gruyere. Presented atop a rimmed metal stand more often spotted at afternoon tea, it's a sandwich small in size though satisfying enough to make a proper lunch.
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.