Excuse Me Sir, There’s a Root in my Sandwich

22 Jan


Just imagine,  your dream sandwich has made its way to your table. It looks deliciously perfect in every way.  You raise it to your lips and take a big ‘ole honkin’ bite and.. Womp, Womp, Waaaaaaa… oh,  no they didn’t!  The dreaded secret ingredient not listed on the menu, your nemesis, is smeared or smothered all over that bad boy.

Just such a thing happened to me recently at one of my favorite restaurants at the Biltmore Estate in NC.  I ordered a griddled ham sandwich with gruyère cheese, apple and arugula with honey maple mayo.  What the menu failed to mention was that honey maple mayo= horseradish polooza.  HORSERADISH,  a nasty little  root that cannot be ignored, and my nemesis!

Some people love this  unattractive little root, but I personally think there should be a proper warning when this stuff has been secretly placed in the food of unsuspecting patrons. They should make glue out of this horsey, not food!

What’s your food nemesis, cilantro, hidden pickles, secret sauces??

Shout it out brothers and sisters!

xoxofoodxoxo

-stylishpiggy

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5 Responses to “Excuse Me Sir, There’s a Root in my Sandwich”

  1. Ricky January 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Mmmmmmm….horseradish…sounds like a good samich 😉

  2. Tim January 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    Onions and green peppers. Double yuck!!

  3. Natosha January 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    I’m with you Stephanie- the horseradish needs to be posted so I can avoid it. My nemesis is sweets on my savory dishes. For instance, pineapples on pepperoni pizza. Pineapples are my favorite fruit and I love pepperoni pizza, but never will I like them together in the same bite. Once, I ordered a Caesar Salad at the Melting Pot and it came with sugar coated pine nuts. It’s hard to mess up a Caesar Salad and they managed to do it!

    • stylishpiggy January 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

      I hear ya on the sweet and savory. I had a sandwich at a local restaurant that had Gouda and raspberry jam with turkey. Flava overload!!!

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