With Different Bread Cer Te’s Wangen Could Be Another Classic
Oh The Wangen! A couple weeks ago Cer Te announced a new sandwich for the month of February called “The Wangen”. Braised Beef Cheeks With Marigold Apples Crispy Sea Salted Cabbage Melted Mountain Gruyere On Finnish Ruis Bread With Coleman’s Mustard for $8.95. I really love cheeks, and despite all the good reviews I had never been to Cer Te- so clearly I had to check it out. Yes, that’s right. I have never been to Cer Te (don’t pretend like I’m the only one) but I’ve been meaning to go, and if most of their sandwiches are better than this one you’ll probably find me there once a week.
The beef cheeks were braised to perfection, and had a really good flavor. The added mustard gave it a nice kick at the end. I thought the gruyere was nice as the glue to hold all the loose meat together but taste wise, it might have been a bit too mild for the sandwich. Fellow luncher strongARM, was right about the bread though. The bread that I had was a little stale and dry. I’m thinking a nice soft brioche would’ve been way better or actually anything softer than what I had. Is it possible to ask them to use a different bread? If so, I would 100% eat this tasty meaty sandwich again.
Cer Te, 20 W 55th St (btw. 5+6th), 212-397-2020