Bread & Meat is located at what is now dubbed Cambridge’s “Meat Street” on Bene’t Street.
Bread and meat, two of my favourites foods. Bread? Good! Meat? Good!
So when Bread & Meat opened its doors in October, I definitely had my sights on this place. I have been hearing great things about their sandwiches ever since.
Spurred by a failed attempt at making pork escalopes for dinner (hey, we have our moments too), we made a pact to try Bread & Meat’s lauded porchetta sandwiches the next day for lunch.
We timed our visit perfectly and arrived at noon when they switched over from breakfast to lunch. The place isn’t very big but it’s well laid out and cosy. The menu items were clearly listed on a large blackboard. There were so many tempting meat sandwiches to choose from but we stood by our pork craving.
We placed our order at the counter: traditional Italian porchetta sandwich with salsa verde in a ciabatta roll. The porchetta (rolled middle of pork) was sliced and served quickly and efficiently. It looked and smelled delicious: a long ciabatta roll filled with pork, its crackling and salsa verde.
The place definitely lived up to its name, serving high quality bread and meat. The ciabatta roll was crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, as it should be. The outdoor reared pork was nicely seasoned and so moist and tender! A few crispy pieces of crackling added just the right flavour and texture. The salsa verde gave the sandwich its herby fresh taste… the perfect condiment!
I’m looking forward to trying the other roast meat sandwiches on Bread & Meat’s menu (lamb, turkey, topside of beef) as well as their soups and sides, such as slaw. There is also a vegetarian option (focaccia with roasted vegetables, rocket and pesto). Their breakfast sounds pretty good too: artisan bread, gammon, sausage, black pudding and egg.
Until the next time!
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