Though a five-napkin mess of a sandwich can be a real thing of beauty, it's not necessarily dignified. The best ones are often awkward and clumsy.
But not always. The masterminds at Bachelor Farmer Cafe have considered the moments in life when sandwich consumption calls for decorum. Though they remain in keeping with the Bachelor Farmer’s Scandinavian design aesthetic, they’re by no means austere.
Tidy squares of house-baked whole wheat toast provide a neat canvas for compositions of color and shape that rival modern art.
Each one offers an invigorating blast of summer thanks to dutifully preserved vegetables like zucchini and sweet peppers. Roasted ham gets its natural bedfellow of local Camembert. Duck confit comes with a fragrant foil of roasted cabbage. A favorite of cured salmon sings with pickled root vegetables and creme fraiche.
But just because they’re elegant things fit for a royal luncheon doesn't mean these sandwiches aren't also dependably hardy. Two halves can steer you clear into dinnertime without the merest speculation of a snack.
The Bachelor Farmer Cafe
200 N. Third St., Minneapolis