DEAN & DELUCA
Dean & DeLuca recently added a hot sandwich bar, complete with outstanding reubens, panini, hamburgers, and among the best sweet potato fries you are likely to find. A good friend, whose food sense I trust completely, told me I had to try those fries. Unfortunately, she was right, and I devoured the whole basket. They are served with a cajun mayo, and though I’m a ketchup girl, this was an unusually tasty dipping sauce.
I went back a couple of weeks later to try the Reuben and truffle fries. Though the sandwich was stacked high with thick slices of corned beef and cheese, and perfectly grilled, it lacked a certain something. Perhaps there was almost too much meat in proportion to the cheese and sauerkraut.
However, the fries were outrageously good. Instead of using truffle oil to make the fries, these are sprinkled with truffle salt (on sale at Dean & DeLuca of course, for a mere $26 a jar) after frying. Wow.