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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Met Jen and Anna for happy hour last week at a favorite new haunt, the Common Roots Cafe. They were hosting a free tasting last week with cheese from Pastureland, wine from Etica, Peace Coffee and homemade desserts. The place was packed. Fortunately, I got there early and was able to get part of a table. Anna was brave enough to hit the line for the samples and kept the pairing list so we’ll be able to recreate it at a pARTy.

As for dinner, always important, I had a sandwich of chicken salad with craisins and pepitos. It was really fabulous. Not too heavy, or creamy like chicken salads can be. I could taste the heartiness of the chicken as well as the sweetness of the craisins.

Jen had the cauliflower sandwich. I’m not sure what else was in it, but it was beautiful. Anna had the gnocchi, which looked more like a short pasta than the round little nubs we’re used to called gnocchi, but the garlic wafting from her place smelled really great and it was hard not to dig in.

But the best was really the dark chocolate espresso truffle (see it there in the background?). Just melted in my mouth. Yum.

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