Some people abandon favorite childhood foods once they become adults. But not us.
And not Danielle Custer. She just launched gourmet grilled cheese truck Monte Cristo.
The James Beard Award winner and former culinary director at Taste at SAM is turning artisan breads, cheeses, and local ingredients into sandwiches inspired by croque-monsieurs and madames, French toast, bruschettas, and rarebits. But it’s her updated twists on the kiddie staple that really rock and roll.
The Big Messy Madness is duck confit, taleggio, fontina, and mozzarella with braised greens, lemon aioli, and gingered rhubarb jam on sourdough. The Full Monte Cristo is a sweet and savory combination of cinnamon swirl bread, Custer’s own cheese blend, Canadian bacon, powdered sugar, and fresh-squeezed lime.
Or go for the Classic — a warm Macrina brioche stuffed with Grafton cheddar, New Moon jack cheese, and Gruyere, with a dash of spiced blueberry au jus for good measure.
It’s uncurd of.
Photo: Courtesy of Monte Cristo