A Sandwich a Day: Gamberi Panini at Caffe Falai

A Sandwich a Day

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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

At Caffe Falai, the Gamberi Panini is offered during lunch and breakfast hours. It's a sandwich for mayo fans, the condiment tossed with a handful of parsley and small and sweet shrimp. A generous potion of mayonnaise, but not excessive. Meaty slices of tomatoes give it a little lift, and the bread is housemade, thick slices with a beautiful hearty crust. It's gently pressed and served warm; the mayo sinks into every nook and cranny of the bread! I tried to eat it with my hands, but that got a little messy—this is more of fork and knife affair. As with all the panini at Falai, it's accompanied by a simple salad dressed in balsamic vinaigrette and a heavy finish of cracked pepper and salt.

Caffe Falai

265 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10012 (map)

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.

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