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A Sandwich a Day: Z'Tuna 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.

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[Photograph: Craig Cavallo]

The C-list cast of characters, i.e. wilted lettuce and pale tomato, make a cameo on the Z'Tuna sandwich ($5.99, half) at Lamazou, but what can easily turn into another tired rendition of tuna salad is avoided here with bright Mediterranean flavors. The fatty combination of tuna and mayo is cut with a spicy, smoky harissa. The North African condiment is a favorite of ours, and its heat and complexity works wonders with lightly seasoned tuna salad.

A thick smear of olive paste brings out more of the Mediterranean. It's a delightfully salty spread, and its soft texture matches that of the harissa and tuna salad. For contrast, chopped cornichons add a refreshing, briny crunch. The bread was a little tough for the delicate filling, but the well thought out combination of ingredients reinstates our love for the classic sandwich filler.

Lamazou

370 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (map)
212-532-2009
lamazoucheese.com

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