Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Despana 10-08-2010

Location: 408 Broome St.
Time: 12:30pm
People: SaSha and myself

Feelings: Downtown workers, ALev and RB have told me several times about Despana, allegedly one of the most amazing places for SoHo lunch. Since SaSha and I were in the area, we decided to stop by and pick up some bocadillos. As I mentioned in the past, I don't usually do sandwiches. Noodle is my #1 carb of choice, and I don't care much for eating with my hands. However, after one amazing bocadillo at Despana, I might be a sandwich convert.

I had my bocadillo with Tortilla Tradicional ($8.50, classic Spanish style omelet of potatoes, eggs and onions). It was the heaviest sandwich I have ever carried - about the weight of a pair of five inch stiletto heels. It was not only dense but also large in portion, and I could barely finish half. For $8.50, this was quite a deal. The bread was perfectly crispy outside and warm and fluffy inside, and it supported all the delicious flavors of the tortilla.

SaSha's Quijote ($8.50, dry cured pork loin, sheep's milk cheese, a light spread of sweet quince cream) was "just perfect!" It was a larger sandwich than she would have expected. She also had the croqueta with Serrano Ham fried with creamy cheese, which she summed up as, "How can you go wrong?"

Since I work far from Despana, I will remain as a noodle gal for now. But if I found an equally amazing bocadillo in Midtown, I would be eating this at least twice a week, just like RB does.


Sara Shacket said...

I am still thinking about that sandwich and croqueta. so good!! i guess it's a good thing we do not work nearby!!

Yosh. O said...

im asking RB to bring me home some sammich for dinner! watch me eat it with fork and knife!!

Unknown said...

It is good isn't it? Their nutella on fresh made ciabatta bread is also very good, so simple and so good.

Yosh. O said...

ooooh! i have to get that!!