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Apr 2, 2009 10:14 AM

Grilled Cheese Month @ Clementine

The menu of special sandwiches changes every week. This week's menu at .


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    1. I have the full month's menu up on my blog.
      Here ya go!

      Here's what Clementine is serving up April 1-4:

      * Oliver's Grilled Cheese: pepperjack, soppresata, and Calabrian peppers, on white rye - courtesy of Nancy Silverton of Mozza and La Brea Bakery
      * The Original Beef Dip Grilled Cheese, on a French roll served with hot mustard (add a pickled egg, $1)
      * Monte Cristo: turkey, ham, gruyere, mayo and dijon on white bread, grilled French-toast-style, dusted with powdered sugar and served with strawberry jam
      * Pecorino sardo, oven-roasted tomatoes, olives and thyme on panini bread
      * Cheddar and Swiss on dark bread served with crunchy apple slaw

      Week of April 6-11:

      * Chicharron de queso (crispy fried cheese!) with black beans, avocado, pickled jalapenos, mayo and pico de gallo - courtesy of Jimmy Shaw, chef/owner Loteria Grill
      * Grilled cheese al carbon: jack cheese, grilled marinated steak, bacon, avocado, chopped onions and cilantro, served with smoky salsa
      * Fontina with truffled mushrooms and brisket jus on country bread
      * Grilled Garlic Melt, served with fava bean puree, sauteed greens and shaved parmesan
      * Little Armenia: soujouk, melty cheese, herbs and grilled tomato on Armenian bread

      P.S. Sandwiches can be prepared meatless and on matzah for Passover - just ask!
      Week of April 13-18:

      * Provolone, hot Italian sausage and garlicky rapini on ciabatta - courtesy of Evan Kleinman, host of KCRW's Good Food and chef/owner Angeli Cafe
      * BBQ chicken with mozzarella, red onion, cilantro, and smoky bbq sauce
      * Croque Monsieur: ham and gruyere on country white bread, topped with mornay sauce and more cheese
      * Brie, baby spinach, balsamic onions, currants and pine nuts on panini bread
      * Quesadilla with havarti, roasted poblanos and ripe mango, served with salsa and black bean salad

      P.S. Sandwiches can be prepared meatless and on matzah for passover - just ask!
      Week of April 20-25:

      * Camembert with mustard greens and delicious mushrooms on country bread - courtesy of Amelia Saltsman, author of The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook
      * Tuna-Runa: Italian tuna, cheddar, and creamy mushrooms on buttery white bread
      * Chili dog grilled cheese: meaty chili and hot dog melted together with cheddar cheese. Our salute to Pinks!
      * Grilled Torta: ham, cheese, roasted tomato mayo, mustard-fried onions, grilled jalapenos, lettuce and avocado on homemade telera
      * Pastrami Reuben: Niman Ranch pastrami, gruyere, sauerkraut and our 10,000 lakes dressing on rye bread

      Week of April 27-30:

      * Queso mahon with chorizo, quince paste and romesco - courtesy of Suzanne Goin, chef/owner Lucques, A.O.C. and Tavern
      * Cobb Sandwich with havarti, blue cheese, chicken, bacon, avocado and roasted tomato mayo on semolina bread
      * Ensley Cheese Steak - Annie's cheesy meatloaf grilled with peppers, onions, and pepperjack on a toasted french roll
      * Asparagus, green garlic, fines herbs and three cheeses on wholegrain bread
      * Mini Mouse Ears grilled cheese - for your kid or the kid in you

      3 Replies
      1. re: burumun

        Thanks burumun! Run don't walk to Clementine's during Grilled Cheese Month!

        1. re: burumun

          Whoah...many thanks for this mouthwatering info!

          1. re: burumun

            oh man these all sound so good! thanks for posting!

          2. Man, I can't tell you how disappointed I am. I spent the last few days thinking about the Monte Cristo (it's hard to find a good one; only spots I've had a really good one are Disneyland and in Vegas), only to find out they were out of them! Ugh.

            Oh well, I had Oliver's Grilled Cheese instead, and it was still very good. Cheesy with a nice subtle spice that complemented the soppresata very well. My only very small complaint, is why is everyone "panini-grilling" their sandwiches? It tends to make them too crunchy (and "ridge-y") for me and tends to cut the roof of my mouth.

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            1. re: mdpilam

              The monte cristo was good. =) Although personally I preferred them fried ala Disneyland. I haven't had one of those in at least twenty years.

            2. Tried the chicharron de queso, which was good but I thought the focus wasn't quite on the cheese ..
              Want to try the fontina next :P