As I showed last week with revisiting two places that I had eaten at and reviewed previously, there is an inherent problem with this blog: While trying to bring you all fresh new experiences and sandwiches each week, I sometimes don’t get the chance to repeat at some of my favorite places.
Take for example Sweetsalt in Toluca Lake. I love this place. It’s fantastic, with a great atmosphere, and it’s right in the middle of a lot of great shops and stops on the main street of Toluca Lake.
So on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we headed back to this quaint lunch spot.
The previous sandwich I reviewed from them, their duck confit, is still a standout sandwich, but this time around something new caught my eye. Something I’ve been wanting to try for quite sometime anywhere I could find one: A lobster roll.
Stacked between two halves of a brioche bun, this sandwich is packed with thick chunks of Maine lobster, topped with cucumbers, shallot, dill, and sundried tomato aioli. The creamy smooth texture of this sandwich is punctuated with the pop of lobster chunks and the crunch of the fresh, green cucumber. The lobster is smooth without an overpowering seafood flavor, and the cucumber helps to cut through all the other flavors offering a complementary taste.
The brioche bun, with its buttery flavor, held together until the end.
Overall, this was excellent and gives me hope for the future of lobster rolls to come. So if it’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon (which for the next few months here in LA it will be), drive on down to Sweetsalt, pick up a cool drink and a refreshing summer sandwich like their Lobster Roll.
Until next week, Readers…
Lobster Roll **** Stars Sweetsalt 10218 Riverside Drive Toluca Lake, CA 91602