Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned grilled cheese sandwich? They’re the simplest things to make (pan + bread + butter + cheese = done), yet also some of the best comfort food around. It’s no wonder people celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12.
The Ritz-Carleton is getting into the spirit as well with five new offerings at its TOCA restaurant, including the lavish signature TOCA Sandwich, which costs a whopping $45. For fresh Canadian lobster, house-made sourdough, organic prosciutto, arugula salad with truffle moliterno and Le 1608 cheese from Quebec’s Charlevoix region, we’d say 45 bucks is a bargain. Or, if you wanted to try it yourself at home, we snagged the recipe, below.
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The TOCA Sandwich
- 1 Canadian lobster tail
- 2 slices organic prosciutto
- 60 grams 1608 cheese
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 25 grams arugula
- 15 grams pickled red onion
- 10 grams grated truffle moliterno cheese
- Oil olive, salt & pepper to taste
- Toast the sourdough bread
- Make an arugula salad with the pickled onion and grated moliterno
- Spread the salad on 1 piece of toasted sourdough
- Add the 2 slices of prosciutto on top of the salad
- Melt the 1608 cheese on top of the other piece of sourdough and add to the top
- of the sandwich with the cheese side up
- Flash cook the poached lobster in the oven for 2 minutes to warm it & lay on top of the sandwich