Saturday, January 26, 2008

Foodie Ways - Caffe Moderne

*** The post below is an opinion - mine. ***

Yesterday, I purchased a magazine Wichita - Best of 2008. It basically lets people know the best places Wichita has to offer. The main categories include Food and Drink, Retail Service, Shopping, Entertainment, and People. Personally, I think some of the votes are always fixed, but whatever.

I had lunch with two of my bosses yesterday. We checked out Caffe Moderne because they were voted best sandwich. This restaurant is located on the east side of the Old Town Square.

The magazine says, 'In its first year in Wichita, Caffe Moderne pulled off an amazing feat by taking top honors in the sandwich category.'

Um, who voted? I would have to seriously disagree. I ate what was suppose to be like a panini sandwich, but the bread fell apart. The bread, well, I didn't care so much for it. Also, my grilled Torino panini (provolone, artichokes, kalamata olives, basil, lemon mayo on ciabatta) wasn't hot or cold. It had the lukewarm temperature we all love to hate. The limp salad it came with lacked life and flavor. It was just a bunch of field greens with some shaved Parmesan, and bland creamy dressing. Let's say the lunch was average. Nothing over the top and certainly not worthy of being named "The Best".

Perhaps the atmosphere makes people love the sandwiches. Or maybe it's the newness of the sandwich shop. The atmosphere was great and I loved the little section of books and chairs they had by the window. I will definitely come back and try it again. I always try places twice, just in case.

Caffe Moderne was also voted best in coffee (?) and frozen dessert. I will have to give those a whirl as well. I love coffee and the gelato was impressive. I loved the round spinning display and the flavors seemed interesting.

Okay, enough about my foodie ways. It's something I love doing. I will definitely take you through another one soon.


Not Fainthearted said...

Maybe it was voted best because all the other contenders are even worse? heh heh.

Love the review. We should review restaurants together. That would an awesome road trip, wouldn't it???

David Kim said...

Maybe I'll check it out next time I'm in Kansas.

Parlancheq said...

OK, so now I know where not to eat next time I'm in Wichita. :)