Monte Cristo Sandwich...in search of (in OC or close)
I love a good Monte Cristo…cheesy gooey goodness surrounded by smokey meats encased in crispy golden breaded goodness! My fav is one pared with a raspberry jam! Ahhhhh….any suggestions of somewhere to get this guilty pleasure in Orange County? Jerrys Deli is okay at best and Disnelyland has a decent one but I don’t want to go to Disney for a sandwich. Help!
Park Bench Cafe on Goldenwest in Huntington Beach serves the Monte Cristo with raspberry jam.
Park Bench is located at Central Park and is a dog-friendly restaurant. All seating is outside in the lovely ambience of the park. They have a special menu for dogs.
In October, I take my Molly to Church for the Feast of St Francis of Assisi and her annual blessing. Then we go to lunch. She gets blessed once a year and I live on the edge by having my annual Monte Cristo!
I saw it on the lunch menu at The Winery at The District in Tustin (which by the way is an incredible place that I highly recommend), but I didn't try it, because the Niman Ranch Pork Sandwich looked so good (and was).
http://www.thewineryrestaurant.net/ The online menu shows it as Croque Monsieur - Smoked Ham, Vine Ripened Tomato, Cave Aged Gruyere. YMMV.
The Winery Restaurant
2647 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782
The origanl Balboa Bay Yacht Club served a fabulous Monte Cristo sandvich (that John Wayne liked very much). I don't know if it is still on the menu.