This has been one of those indulgent, diet-be-damned kind of holiday weekends. Among the terrible things I've eaten, the best / worst has to be the nearly perfect Monte Cristo sandwich I had at the Copper Skillet in Dublin, CA.
The Copper Skillet is one of those small town eateries that does classic American fare without much pizazz, but perfect for a hearty brunch. I've been craving a Monte Cristo for weeks, and I knew this place would nail it.
For those that don't know, a Monte Cristo is essentially a french toast sandwich, with ham, turkey and swiss cheese in the middle. Often there is powdered sugar or a fruit compote on top, and syrup on the side, to totally throw it over the top. Each bite combines the sweetness of the syrup, the doughiness of the toast, and the savory goodness of the swiss, turkey and ham. Heavenly.