What Bouchon Bakery’s Short Rib Sandwich Lacks in Size, It Makes Up For in Flavor

Braised Short Rib

Like we told you yesterday, Rock Center’s Bouchon Bakery debuted new sandwiches recently: a braised short rib on pain au lait, and a smoked turkey on multi-grain. The braised short rib clocks in at just under $10 pre-tax, involves a caramelized onion mousse, fontina, and roasted button mushrooms. I love mushrooms and short ribs, so I went for it.

Braised Short Rib

I’ve never gotten any of the sandwiches at Bouchon before since I tend to be a bit scared off from the price tag, and the fact that they are sitting in a case looking cold (which would surely make the meat gross.) ┬áSo it was a pleasant surprise to find that they do indeed thoroughly warm up their sandwiches for you. This particular sandwich is definitely on the smaller side, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in flavor. Warming up the meat, which is already very tender, lets it get a little extra juicy–enough that the bread soaks it up a bit. It’s been well marinated allowing for quite a bit of flavor. I detected more of the melted fontina cheese than the other accoutrements, though they did add some savory notes to the sandwich.

For $10, it is quite a good sandwich, perfect for days where you feel like splurging because if you’re like me, you’re not leaving Bouchon with just a sandwich. I would recommend picking up a side for those of you with bigger appetites, but the sandwich alone should leave you satiated.

Bouchon Bakery, 1 Rockefeller Center, (212) 782-3890


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