It’s no secret that I don’t hold Hannover in the highest respect when it comes to much of anything. However, there is one ever-present saving grace of this fine city, and that is the Sandwich Guy.
This man comes to our school every weekday between 10:30 and 11am, during our morning break. Sometimes he is early and the sandwiches are already waiting on the silver plate when we get out of class. Sometimes he is late, and his sandwiches are sold out before he can get past the reception desk. While he carries a variety of options, including egg, brie, or turkey, the above-all winner is the Tomato Mozzarella sandwich.
Imagine a collaboration between the best use of tomatoes: the Caprese salad, and the handheld wonder of a sandwich in a hard German roll. And, as all German sandwiches need a special spread of some kind, add a glob of pesto on one side of the sandwich as a final touch.
Today, as a gift to myself, who is sick for the second week and still unable to go out on a Saturday night, I procured the ingredients to this precious sandwich. To keep it interesting, however, I opted for sliced bread and the added glory of grilling (since my weekly diet consists of at least 5 grilled cheese sandwiches, generally speaking).
While the results could never compare to that of the Sandwich Guy (though it’s unclear whether he actually crafts these gastronomic gems himself or is merely the middleman), it was enough to make me feel at least a little better about the fact that I’ll be spending the night chugging multivitamin juice rather than Irish Carbombs.