Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Melt

To celebrate Thanksgiving, the special sandwich available this month at Melt is the New Bomb Turkey Melt. It is a Thanksgiving meal between two buttery grilled slices of bread sounds like an idea cooked up by Willy Wonka.

365-163 New Bomb Turkey Cheese Wisp
Day 163/365

The meal consists of mesquite smoked turkey breast, sage stuffing, butternut squash, Muenster cheese, gravy, and cranberry dipping sauce.

As with all of their sandwiches, a generous portion of crisp french fries, coleslaw (unfortunately, with a lot of chopped onions), and 2 slices of pickles are also included.

365-163 New Bomb Turkey Melt
Day 163/365

While the roster of ingredients sounds overwhelming, the sandwich truly works. I was most impressed with the spiced, sweet, plump, and slightly tart cranberries. The sauce complements the sandwich, as well as the french fries.

Of course, we packed up leftovers to feed ourselves for another meal and ordered the bread pudding of the month for dessert -- the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.

365-163 Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread Pudding
Day 163/365

The steaming amalgam arrives at the table, and reads like another indulgence -- vanilla ice cream, molten dark chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter -- but it is actually a delight to the senses of smell and taste, as well as [mouth]feel (there, I said that word!).

Each bite has a texture within itself, so it is never like mashed bananas, nor is it ever bland or dry like a loaf of week-old bread. As much as their sandwiches are a delight for their flavor, quality, and ingenuity, their bread pudding rivals their namesake.

- Cassaendra

Melt Bar and Grilled
14718 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
Tel: (216) 226-3699

2 deep thoughts:

smkaras 29 November, 2011 20:23  

I was fortunate enough to have the Turkey Melt last year, but did not manage this time around.

Very glad to see you went to the original Melt. While I haven't found the other two to be lacking in the quality department, they seem to getting more and more commercial in feel. Oh well.

Glad to have discovered your blog!

Cassaendra 01 December, 2011 23:53  

Hi Smkaras,

Thank you for stopping by. I have been to the Cleveland Heights location once. While it is roomier, I, too, prefer the feel of Lakewood...in the same way I prefer shoes I've worn the past 2 years over a new pair. :)

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