Friday, December 18, 2009

Cheap Lunch Series: #5 Gott Gourmet

I've consumed a lot of food this week.  Going from Vietnamese to Latin to barbecue to Po boys, all I wanted today was a nice crisp, refreshing salad.  Dylan (who you can find over at Blackened Out occasionally) reminded me that I probably wanted some fried cheese on it too.  So I went with her suggestion and secured a Gott Salad from Gott Gourmet.

Since Gott is just only kinda cheap and not super cheap I had to find a way to cut some costs.  So I went with the to-go order and saved a few bucks on tip.  It ended up running $10.70 after tax but I'm still under on the week so I figured it was ok.  It came in the brown bag with this sticker on it.  Look how flustered that little guy on the sticker looks.  Whats the rush buddy?

So here is the storied Gott Salad.  It's organtic greens topped with Panko fried brie, berries, candied pecans and grape tomatoes.  It comes with a raspberry vinaigrette but I'm not a big raspberry vinaigrette guy skipped that and went with the honey balsamic which I think was a great call.  All their dressings are homemade and this one was pretty incredible.

It really is a superior salad.  The cheese is really what makes it.   It gives you a little bit of savory but you still feel like you ate healthy(ish) afterward.

So that brings us to the end of the Cheap Lunches Series.  I really expected to come across some bad lunches, but I guess when you ask people in the know for suggestions, chances are you aren't going to be steered wrong.  Hopefully if gave you one or two places to try out.  If not please don't tell me.  I'm not sure I could live with the guilt.

We will get back to fancy eatin' on Monday with a post about The Grill Room and a sneak peak at some of the new things Chef Drew Dzejak is turning out of his kitchen of wonders down on Poydras.


dylan said...

Good call on the honey balsamic, I went with the same switch. Glad you enjoyed it!!

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