This is a bit of a departure for the club tour. After all, the Black Olive Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Focaccia bread at The Breadworks is not a club sandwich.
But it oughtta be.
And it can be, if you get there on a Wednesday. The Breadworks offers specialty focaccia every business day, but the one with olives, bacon, and cheese is only on Wednesday.
How conterintuitive that a bread covered in bacon and cheese, studded with olives, and saturated with olive oil should be best described as light. But it is. Inside, the focaccia is open and airy, with plenty of bubbles to cushion sandwich fillings.
In this case, the sandiwch filling was pretty ordinary--whatever turkey, lettuce, and cheese I happened to have in the fridge. But it didn't matter. I could have made a sandwich of rusty lettuce and leftover fast-food chix nuggets; this bread would have elevated it to become a sandwich supreme.
This focaccia turns ordinary sandwich stuff into a delicious inside-out club. The tender crust is coated in delectable bacon-dust as well as crunchy morsels of bacon. The cheese is sharp and salty and all over the place. (I really didn't need that sad slice of American I added.)
My club on Breadworks focaccia was a wonderful lunch, but it was not sublime. After my sandwich was finished, I sliced off a wedge of focaccia and ate it. Just the olive-bacon-cheddar bread, no turkey, no lettuce, no mayo--no club, really. And that was sublime.