1000 Island Dressing
Maybe I'm wrong, but when a place uses a panini press in making a sandwich, I'm assuming the goal when using said press will be to heat the sandwich and toast it after a period of time. I assumed that's what would happen when I recently ordered the Grilled Reuben Panini from The Fresh Market.
I assumed wrong.
Unlike other paninis I've ordered from The Fresh Market, I think this one was prematurely pulled from the panini press before it was finished. I didn't realize it until after I was back at my desk and opened the to-go container to eat my sandwich and it was rather disappointing.
The bread was only slightly toasted and the press hadn't been given enough time to heat the meat and melt the cheese. Room temperature swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut and 1000 island dressing isn't exactly how I like my Reubens! Because the sandwich wasn't toasted long enough, it really didn't help the other flavors. The dressing was the primary flavor as it was heavily coated on the sandwich and the sauerkraut didn't have much flavor at all.
There are many places in the Roanoke Valley where you can get a good Reuben sandwich. Corned Beef & Co., R.T. Smith's Deli, & The New York all immediately come to mind. Apparently, the folks at The Fresh Market in Roanoke need to learn a few things from those restaurants.