Thursday, October 30, 2008
Ms. Lin and I were looking for new places to try and she had happen to come upon Molinari Delicatessen online. It's usually not our type of place but we wanted to head out and give them a try. They have a nice selection of cheeses, meats, and prepared food. It's a really tiny market packed full of delightful products. I guess we were able to beat the crowd and grabbed a number before it started getting busy. Be sure to grab the number as soon as you enter. There are plenty of staff members behind the counter that are eager and willing to help. They are all very friendly and knowledgeable.
People rave about the sandwiches here so we had to drop by to try them out. Ms. Lin and I decided to share the Luciano Special Sandwich. It's Parma Prosciutto, Sweet Coppa, Fresh Mozzarella, Sun-dried Tomato, Lettuce, and Onions all in a grilled Focaccia. Man! They pack in the meats! Everything is freshly and delicately sliced in front of you eyes. The sandwiches are pretty big and packed full of ingredients. I like how they only put in one thin slice of lettuce and tons of meat. My kind of people! ^_^
There was so many meats staring us in the face that we had to succumb to our desires and pick some up for home. It's not like we ever eat at home or have time to finish all the food, but we just got to have some! ^_^ I guess our sin is gluttony. We asked the guy some questions about the meat and he immediately sliced some pieces for us to try. Then we asked him the perfect question, which Salami was the best. He immediately lit up and sliced us up a few more pieces to try. We decided to get 1/2 lb. for home. The people who work here are truly professionals. All the slices were so delicately and precisely sliced. It's almost like a work of art!
All in all the service was spectacular and the food was good. I liked the service so much that I even left a tip. They really pack the sandwiches full so it's definitely worth the price and they don't skimp on the products. Everything was good, but I still feel like it's nothing special. All the meats were good and the sandwich was done well. It's just not anything that we would avidly seek out. Maybe because we are not sandwich people? Still it's a great place to pick up meat and cheeses, or even a sandwich if you are too lazy to put one together at home! O=)