A Sandwich a Day: Grilled Eggplant Panino from Tarallucci e Vino

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.


[Photo: Robyn Lee]

At Taralucci e Vino, you can have your sandwich on ciabatta or multigrain bread. For this grilled eggplant, aged ricotta and tomato sandwich ($10), I thought a hearty ciabatta might stand up well. Indeed, the bread was great—crunchy on the outside but not hard to bite through, with an airy, fluffy interior that sopped up some flavor from the fillings. The eggplant could have been a bit more seasoned for my taste, but was well-cooked and not oily (a common problem with grilled eggplant). And the aged ricotta, or ricotta salata, had been salted and dried, then very thinly sliced. A solid sandwich, and pretty generously portioned.

Tarallucci e Vino

15 East 18th Street (and other locations), New York NY 10003 (map) 212-228-5400