fabu salumi, so so sandwich
I finally made it to Salume yesterday and I don't get it. First the good points: no doubt about it, their salume are excellent. I got the 'winter' salumi, with green, white, and pink peppercorns. The other half dozen choices sounded very good too. The bread for the sandwich was excellent, too; I got the olive oil bread. The other choice was a ciabatta. Now, when they put the salumi on the bread, it's less than fair. I have two complaints: There is an 8:1 ratio of bread to salumi, and they don't remove the rind. I was constantly pulling these plastic like shreds out of my mouth and I think I swallowed several before I realized what was going on. The salume are sliced so thin you hardly get any taste, but you do get the aroma so your brain it tricked into thinking you are eating a hearty sandwich. (very clever that madman) Next time, I'll simply buy some salume and good bread and make my own sandwiches. They do ship so that will save me the wait in line. One other complaint: I didn't like one of the counter girls; she was making a quartet of sandwiches for the person in line in front of me and you'd think she was preparing the bread for communion -- much too preoccupied with herself and taking too long; I mean it's only a sandwich.