On leave from a Cold War border camp on the frontier of the Iron Curtain, a buddy and I took a road trip to Florence to get a glimpse of Michelangelo's handiwork and to sip a little chianti. After a morning at the Galleria dell'Accademia we stumbled into a little trattoria on the Via Rosina where we had two of the best sandwiches we'd ever eaten.
The chef's daughter, an enchanting brunette who harbored ambitions of moving to New Jersey to live with long lost cousins, traded the recipes for a book of gas coupons and a ration card for American cigarettes.
Tuscan Grilled Chicken Sandwich Marinated grilled chicken breast, pesto mayonnaise, plum tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and greens served on a fresh Ciabatta roll.
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
Marinated grilled Portabello mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, eggplant and mozzarella cheese served on a fresh Ciabatta roll.