This post is about one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. I think that’s saying a lot since I’m pretty picky about my sandwiches and have definitely sampled my fair share of sandwiches from a variety of restaurants, cuisines, and countries. So with that introduction, let me tell you a little more. I’m sure many people have heard about the fantastic sandwiches at Finch’s before but for some reason, I just never made it out there to sample their offerings. There have been numerous cancelled visits to this place for one reason or another but one day, Snoopy and I decided that no matter what, we’d make our schedules work and check out Finch’s Tea & Coffee House for lunch.
We arrived just after 12pm and luckily, the restaurant was not full yet and we were even able to snag ourselves a table. We made a haphazard attempt at perusing the menu but we both already knew what we wanted to order before we even arrived. We thought briefly about ordering different things so we could have more variety but then decided that it would be deviating from our original mission.
The pear, blue brie, prosciutto, roasted walnuts, oil, and vinegar baguette was delicious and definitely lived up to all the hype I had been hearing about it. The slight sweetness of the pear just melted with the soft layers of salty prosciutto and creamy blue brie cheese. The crusty baguette and walnuts provided the requisite crunch while the balsamic vinegar added a hint of tangy sweetness. It was a magical mix of ingredients that worked really well together and the only difficult thing about this was how to eat it without making a huge mess!
The sandwich is not huge in size but the ingredients are pretty rich so it ended up being very filling, especially for lunch. I had wanted to finish my meal off with a freshly baked cookie but I really had no room left in my stomach to fit anything else in. The next time I’m back (which I hope will be soon), I’ll try to somehow make room for dessert.
353 West Pender Street, Vancouver