After reading about Salume on Feisty Foodie's website, I really wanted to try it. I have a weakness for good Italian cured meats. So one day, I went for lunch with a friend to check out the sandwiches. We arrived to a nearly empty place and sat at one of tables inside. There isn't much seating at all but it didn't seem like a place where people would eat and linger. As we sat and looked over the menu, many people started coming in. However, most orders were for take out. I guess the Soho area workers came in looking for lunch.
The waiter came and took our order and the food came out quickly. First, the Langhirano ($12) which had parma prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and extra virgin olive oil. This sandwich was really good. The soft Italian roll had such a nice crust on it that it crackled as we bit into it. The salty prosciutto stood out the most while the creamy cheese mellowed it down a bit. The tomato add a slight natural sweetness while the oil made it so much more decadent. This was really good. I especially enjoyed the quality of the prosciutto which had a nice buttery quality to it. It's probably from the fat to meat ratio and the thinness of the slice.
We also picked the bologna ($11) which mortadella, emmenthal cheese, arugula, and mustard. Another solid sandwich. The meat was very thinly sliced and piled on nicely. Mortadella is the Italian bologna. It's meaty but without too much of that processed taste. It has a nice smooth texture but the taste is all pork. The emmenthal cheese is very similar to Swiss cheese which is creamy and can carry a sharp taste at times. The arugula added a very nice fresh pepperyness to the sandwich. It definitely helped balance out the sandwich. The bread was super crusty and good as well.
The sandwiches are really good and though they are on the smaller side, I can tell that the quality was top. They're expensive but worth the splurge once in awhile.
330 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013