Dish No. 35: Porchetta Sandwich at Maialino


The quintessential New York City breakfast sandwich is, without doubt, a sausage-egg-and-cheese on a roll (like this one). But for those mornings when you need something a bit more decadent, head to Danny Meyer’s Roman trattoria, Maialino, located in the Gramercy Park Hotel, and get the porchetta sandwich.

The $14 sandwich is about 1,000 times pricier than the corner-deli equivalent, but this piggy, eggy delight is worth it. Thinly sliced, herb-coated pork comes topped with arugula and two sunnyside-up eggs. The dish, which is really two small sandwiches in one, is a truly ample serving, and could easily be split between two (then get an order of the ricotta pancakes, solving the eternal sweet-savory dilemma). Break the yolks so they drip over the lusciously tender meat and just ever so slightly wilt the arugula. If this doesn’t put you in a good morning type of mood, clearly nothing will.

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