Meat & Bread – Vancouver, BC

Juicy Pork.  A nice roll.  Amazing flavors.  That’s what I was told Meat & Bread had.  The Porchetta Sandwich, they all say it is to die for.  I needed to find out.  So with my apprentice, aka TC, my nephew, and the rest of my sister’s family, we went to try it out while we were in Vancouver.

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The moment you walk in, you see them taking out the Porchetta and slicing it for sandwiches.  It looks absolutely mouth-watering!

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So the Porchetta sandwich that they are known for is the Pork rolled up, with crispy crackling.  They slice the pork and then add the crackling to the sandwich.  Sounds great!

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But first, we had to look at the obligatory menu.

It’s a small one, but that’s ok.  Concentrate on what’s good and make it.  When the item is gone, it’s gone for the rest of the day, so plan and go early.

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First up for us was the Meatball Sandwich.  The meatballs were juicy, the cheese nice and sharp and the sauce tangy and sweet.  Outstanding is a good word for it!

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Their Special of the Day was a Beef Paprikash.  It was pulled and shredded beef in Goulash type of marinade and seasoning.  With cabbage and some fennel and green onion sauce.  I thought the beef was a little lost in the marinade, but still tasty nonetheless.

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And finally, the star!  The Porchetta Sandwich.  The Roasted Pork, with shredded crackling and the salsa verde on top.  Put it all together and it was a symphony!  Not too much fat, a lot of meat and the marination sunk in greatly.  It was so good I actually bought another one to eat while driving back to Seattle!

IMG_4169Get here early, get the Porchetta.  Then make room for another sandwich and take one Porchetta to go.  It’s that good.

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