A Sandwich a Day: Cantal and Venison Salami at TasteBuds
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Never have I ever seen venison meat as an option at a casual sandwich shop. Amid many quintessential menu items (i.e. turkey, chicken, ham) at newly-opened TasteBuds, the Venison Salami and Cantal (7.95) really caught our eye. The sandwich comes on a crusty baguette and is slathered with a smoked paprika mayonnaise from Brooklyn-based Empire Mayonnaise.
It's an excellent addition, but the cut-too-thick bread was a little too tough to bite through with ease (that said, it's yeasty and full of flavor, much more than your standard BLT bread). The salami within doesn't taste too strongly of venison, but it's pleasantly salty, well-cured, and not too fatty. It pairs well with the mild, cheddar-like Cantal, a French cheese with savory, nutty overtones. Tomato, red bibb lettuce, and onion add fresh crunch and cut through all the meat and cheese. To top it off, TasteBuds has one of the friendliest counter staffs around. Definitely go get this sandwich, just don't go expecting it to taste like venison.
736 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, 11238 (map)