Expedition Egg Salad: DaCapo's Pastry Cafe
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Photo by Joanna O'Leary
At the urging of Jelmore4 and Early Cuyler, I visited DaCapo's Pastry Cafe last weekend to try their much touted egg salad sandwich.
Theirs was the best so far, with the Far Down at The Hobbit Cafe a very close second.
DeCapo's egg salad has that je ne sais quoi whose absence I bemoaned in other Expedition sandwiches. Actually, je sais quoi in the case of DeCapo's: honey mustard. Similar to The Hobbit Cafe, DeCapo's uses dill, which gives the sandwich a wonderful aromatic earthiness. This addition of mustard as well provides the sweet-spicy punch that transforms your run-of-the-mill, nibble-nibble egg salad into a lip-smacking lunch that you gobble down in five minutes flat.
DeCapo's rye bread is lackluster compared to The Hobbit Cafe's hearty wheat loaf, but that's probably for the best, as I wouldn't want the flavor of the starch to compete with that of the protein. And though seemingly a bit flimsy, the thin rye slices nevertheless successfully held together my sandwich in spite of the extra scoop of egg salad I (again) requested. Perfect comparisons be damned, Bruce R, I was really hungry.
Marie, I'm heeding your advice and heading to The French House for the next Expedition Egg Salad.
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