A Sandwich a Day: Caprice de Lamazou at Lamazou
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.
At first glance, Lamazou is better suited for the likes of Little Italy than Murray Hill. Canned goods and Pellegrino line an entire wall, and a display case glows with fluorescent lights in the middle, showcasing a variety of cheese. Some of these end up on Lamazou's combination sandwiches; others don't. You can order them by the half or whole, but in either case, you get a bang for your buck.
The Caprice De Lamazou ($6.50, half) is no exception. Tender pieces of lightly smoked salmon are joined with lemon dressing, capers, onion, and cornichons for what turns out to be a sort of 'lox for lunch' campaign. It'll take a bit of work to get through rather crunchy bread, but you'll find the effort worth it. Cornichons and capers lend a salty crunch that helps cut through the fat and smoke in the fish, and the simple lemon vinaigrette brightens everything up. This sandwich is on the salty side, but for some fish lovers, that's just perfect.