Saturday, July 07, 2012

Chelsea Market & Café's truffled egg salad and caviar

This truly is one mind-blowing sandwich:

Truffled egg salad and caviar, P350

It's an indulgent mix of everyday comfort food (eggs and bacon––okay, maybe not everyday) and epicurian fares (truffle oil and caviar) that the idea for this sandwich is in itself already a home run.

The egg salad is topped with crispy bacon, mustard sprouts, and a sprinkle of caviar, and sits on a bed of tomatoes. Together with the toasted rye, you can already imagine how the texture and ingredients set off a fireworks of flavor in your mouth. And I haven't even discussed the drizzle of truffle oil.

The sandwich's holy grail: a sprinkle of caviar

I am personally not a fan of truffle, finding the smell alone overpowering. But for this sandwich, the oil is just enough to bring a whole note of luxurious flavor to the dish; if you haven't tried truffle before, then this would be your perfect introduction.

The aftermath

I only meant to have this sandwich as merienda (afternoon snack) so I definitely got more than I bargained for. Also, you probably wouldn't want to have this during a business meeting or first date as I found it very challenging to eat this hefty sandwich. However, this would be perfect for brunch, or with friends whom, in my case, I was happy to share this meal with.

Chelsea's sandwiches are served with house salad and potato wedges.

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Others we tried:

On the house: focaccia bread with a bulb of roasted garlic
Molten cheese risotto balls (about P200 - happy hour price); good, but pricey in my opinion
Jill didn't like the mix, finding the alcohol too strong (and she knows her alcohol.) She prefers Bugsy's mojito.

While I paid for my own meal, the restaurant wouldn't accept more than one gift certificate, which had cash value. We thought that was weird.

The interior is sunny and chic.

Chelsea Market & Cafe

The Podium Mall
Ground floor entrance
12 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong City, Philippines

+632 914 0005

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Matthew P said...

seriously good looking egg and bacon sandwich

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