In the heart of New York City’s Little Italy, you’ve gotta bring you’re A game if you hope to be taken seriously on the food front. One place doing just that is Mulberry Street’s own Parm. In business less than two years, the eatery has already garnered rave reviews from the New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek and more.
A huge element of the positive press is the classic Italian sandwiches, so it came as no big surprise when Heineken partnered with Jeff Zalaznick and Chef Mario Carbone to create custom-crafted sammies just for the 2014 US Open. We got to try the Zesty Italian Combo and Godfather earlier this week and they are, in two words, f’ing delicious.
And while the are only available at the Heineken House during the tourney, there’s no reason you can’t throw together your own versions to mangiare whilst watching tennis, football or, hell, Boardwalk Empire. See below for the recipes, and enjoy.
Zesty Italian Combo
1 Italian Hero Roll, toasted and cut in half
3 thin slices pepperoni
3 thin slices sopressatta
3 thin slices genoa salami
4 thin slices ham
3 thin slices mortadella
3 thin slices provolone cheese
3T sliced sweet peppers
2 thin slices tomato
1/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
2oz Italian Red Wine Vinaigrette, divided
Build the sandwich on the bottom half of hero roll with sliced meats, cheese, and tomato slices. Dress the shredded iceberg lettuce with 1oz vinaigrette and add to sandwich, finishing with sliced sweet peppers. Brush the top half of the roll with 1 oz vinaigrette and assemble sandwich. Cut in half to serve.
Zalaznick and Carbone: The men, quite literally, behind the sandwiches.
1 Ciabatta Roll, cut in half
2T Garlic Butter
2T Grated Parmesan
4 slices fresh Mozzarella, approximately 3 – 4oz.
1.5T chopped Chives and Parsley
2 fresh Basil Leaves, torn in half
Spread both sides of the roll with evenly garlic butter. Top both sides with equal amounts grated parmesan and chopped chives and parsley. Top the halves with 2 slices of mozzarella each. Top with tomato slices and torn basil leaves and assemble sandwich. Heat panini press to manufacturer’s instructions and press panini until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Cut in half to serve.