Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day #5, #4 Little Maxime

Sandwich #4, or little Maxime, is named after Mark Hamel's oldest nephew, Max. The sandwich was created when Max was still "little" and the restaurant was just opened. The name Max in French is Maxime, such as the famous restaurant "Chez Maxime" in Paris. Many people think that this is a typo on our menu, and that it is actually supposed to be Maxine. Not the case!

This sandwich sounds good; made with fresh home-made chicken salad and spinach on Zingermans' Raisin Pecan Bread. This bread is very dense and has a half pound of pecans and Flame Red Raisins baked into every loaf. Flame Red Raisins are made from the Flame Red Grape, which is large, seedless, and crunchy. When these grapes are naturally dried into raisins, they are still very large and juicy- unlike many raisins found at your local supermarket.

I have a strong dislike for raisins, so naturally I was a little apprehensive about this sandwich. While my thoughts on raisins did not change while I was eating this sandwich, I did think the raisin pecan bread, spinach, and chicken salad complimented one another very well. I can see why this unique sandwich has been on our menu so long, and will be popular for many more years to come.

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