Today’s Sandwich: Beef Tenderloin & Mushroom Panini (Aurora Provisions)
Location: 64 Pine Street
Price: $9.95 (on special)
Notes: Today’s sandwich combines seared, sliced beef tenderloin, sauteed mushrooms, red onions, arugula, and crumbled bleu cheese, grilled and pressed on focaccia bread. The focaccia had a nice buttery crunch, and I was thrilled with how rare the tenderloin was allowed to sit, without being chewy or stringy. The onion was a tiny bit overpowering, and I could have had a little bit more bleu cheese; in a sandwich of several very strong flavors, even it got lost among the strong onion and mushroom flavors. I don’t ordinarily have high expectations for a sandwich like this, but Aurora Provisions‘ version was a real winner.