Day 1 – Get a Sandwich at La Grotta Del Formaggio
One word – Epic. If you think any of the following information is impossible of a mere sandwich you have not been to La Grotta Del Formaggio.
My good friend and preferred mortgage broker Ryan Zupan told me that I had to come with him to get the sandwich of a lifetime, I was skeptical. I was taken to La Grotta Del Formaggio On Commercial Drive near 1st Ave.
I walked in to a long narrow Italian Deli packed from floor to ceiling with more Italian specialty foods then you could imagine. Pastas, oils, pickled everything, breads, sauces, coffees, vinegars, cheeses, frozen stuff, fresh stuff, cured stuff... you get the idea. Behind the counter were 4 middle aged Italian Women who meant business, I couldn’t help think about Seinfeld’s soup Nazi. Luckily I had Ryan do the ordering, the first time is a little overwhelming. Our sandwiches consisted of fresh focaccia bread (a half sandwich will fill you up, a full one will make you uncomfortable), havarti (about 10 choices of cheese), prosciutto (about 10 choices of meat), olive oil, vinegar, pesto mayo, sundried tomatoes , artichoke hearts, and a few other veggies. The sandwich was amazing! Not much more I can say… check it out!
Excerpt from Vancouver Magazine:
Drive mainstay for 30 years and counting stocks Italian pantry staples like dried pasta (every shape made from everything to classic durum wheat to organic kamut), imported sauces, olive oils, vinegars, coffees, frozen fare (we like their own line of stuffed pastas such as the superb fagotini with gorgonzola and walnut)—and gadgets (milk frothers, meat mincers, cheese graters). But the main draw is the cheese counter, where imports mingle with artisanal B.C. brands like Carmelis, Moonstruck, Little Qualicum, and Natural Pastures. Come lunchtime, lines for their uber-fresh, made-to-order panini snake down the deli counter and into the pasta aisle (sharp elbows recommended).
La Grotta Del Formaggio
1791 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4A4
Tel: (604) 255-3911
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