A few weeks ago, I was invited to a spring menu tasting event at Corner Bakery. Unfortunately, due a prior obligation, I couldn't make the event, but the people at Corner Bakery were nice enough to offer to send over some gift certificates so that I could check out some of their new fruit and veggie inspired offerings. Seeing as I love Corner Bakery (it's definitely one of my top picks from the fast casual market), I jumped at the chance.
I have to admit that I order the exact same items every single time I visit Corner Bakery: the Uptown Turkey sandwich or the Tomato Mozzarella sandwich. If I'm feeling really daring, I'll mix it up and switch to the Harvest Salad during the summer or the Roasted Tomato Basil soup during the winter. Despite the fact that Corner Bakery has all sorts of awesome selections, I am very much a creature of habit and will rarely move out of my comfort zone. Of course, that means that I can easily miss out on awesome new dishes, which is why an opportunity to sample their new offerings was exactly what I needed.
Spring Asparagus Soup: asparagus simmered in a light vegetable broth with a touch of cream. Both Mario and I loved this soup! Honestly, I would not have ordered on my own - I'm so glad I had the push to try it because it is one kick-ass soup. Seriously, if you're an asparagus lover, you need to run to Corner Bakery *right now* and order yourself a gallon of creamy asparagus deliciousness!
Roast Beef & Goat Cheese Sandwich: roast beef, arugula, tomatoes, and balsamic onions with a creamy goat cheese spread on potato thyme bread. This was Mario's favorite of all the new items. He loved the flavor combination and actually said that he would order it again - considering that Mario's even more married to his regular order that I am, that's definitely a high level of praise.
Roasted Veggies on Potato Thyme Bread: zucchini, artichokes, roasted tomatoes, arugula, and balsamic onions with a creamy goat cheese spread on potato thyme bread. Minus the onions (as you all know, I am a hardcore onion hater), this is a great vegetarian sandwich. There was a generous amount of goat cheese and the veggies were the perfect consistency. Even Mario thought it was great and he usually avoids sandwiches labeled as vegetarian. :-)
Peach Hand Pie: peach-filled hand pie sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Can you ever really go wrong with a hand pie? Seriously. They're adorable and delicious which always equals a big win in my book.
Read more about the new menu items here.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary meal to facilitate this post. Review and all opinions are my own.