July 21, 2014

Menu Tasting: New Breakfast and Sandwiches from Corner Bakery

Corner Bakery is one of those places where I know the food is good and the selection can satisfy any ones palette. I was invited to a media menu tasting for Corner Bakery's new menu items. We were treated to a live cooking demo by Chef Ric, one of the original employees. Did you know Corner Bakery started in Chicago...yeah me either. So what did we get to taste?

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First up was some new breakfast items, fluffy buttermilk pancakes with fruit and bacon!  I love a good breakfast meal and these pancakes did not disappoint. You can also choose a traditional type of breakfast with eggs, bacon and pancakes. They get a thumbs up from me.  Another item we tasted was the Chilled Berry Almond Swiss Oatmeal.  The first thought that came to mind was..."Eww gross cold oatmeal!"  Since I was there for a menu tasting, well I had to taste it!  To my surprise it is very yummy.  The oatmeal is European muesli with rolled oats, low fat yogurt, green apples, bananas, currants, cranberries and skim milk topped off with a raisin pecan sweet crisp.  Full of fruit, makes it light and refreshing with a bit of crunch and I love the sweet crisp.  It's a really filling and tasty breakfast, definitely a must try item.  I usually don't think of Corner Bakery as a breakfast spot, but now with the pancakes as an option, I sure will be.

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Let's talk lunch, which I think Corner Bakery is better known for, it's sandwiches. Sometimes I am a creature of habit and tend to order the same items at a restaurant.  I suppose it's safe to order the same thing, I know what I'm getting and it will be good.  My go to sandwich at Corner Bakery has been the Chicken Pomodori Panini.  So when I found out we would try out a new sandwich during this menu tasting I was excited.  A new addition to the sandwich menu at Corner Bakery is the Spicy Asian Pork Sandwich. Yeah that's a mouthful to say and to eat as well.  The sandwich has slow cooked shredded pork, which reminded me of carnitas, with a spicy slaw and Asian BBQ sauce and pickled jalapenos made in house. All in between a buttery toasted french roll, just looking at it made my mouth water.  The pork is very tender, the spicy slaw balances out the flavors, with just enough heat. Along with the Spicy Pork sandwich, Corner Bakery also has a Turkey Pastrami, and Cheese Steak Sandwich.

Now that I have drooling over these tasty treats, head over to Corner Bakery and go get you some pancakes, chilled oatmeal and a tasty Spicy Asian Pork Sandwich.  All new menu items available now at your local Corner Bakery as of July 1, 2014. 

Are you a fan of Corner Bakery?  What's your favorite item from the menu?

Disclaimer: I was invited to Corner Bakery media tasting and received a gift certificate for future tasty treats.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone but my tummy.