The Final Chefwich at Lardo, from Greg Denton of Ox

So, I’ve finally had them all! Collection complete! As a recap, there have been six sandwiches created which are all collaborations between Rick Gencarelli of Lardo and a guest chef, aka, a chefwich. Each chefwich has been rotating into the Lardo menus (either of the two Lardo locations, Lardo West in SW downtown or in Lardo East in the SE) over the past 6 months. For all the chefwiches a portion of the proceeds benefited a charity of the guest chef’s choice, and each chefwich was a limited time sandwich offer, only available for a month.  Previously, I had…

  1. The Cathy Whims (of Nostrana and Oven & Shaker) and her Straccetti sandwich featuring bavette steak, provolone cheese, roasted asparagus, and horseradish creme fraiche. Beautiful, messy, delicious richness. Her chosen charity was Friends of Family Farmers which promotes responsible farming (covered here in this previous blog post)
  2. The Scott Snyder (of Levant), with Morroccan Lamb Meatball and black olive mayo, harrisa carrot slaw, feta. This chefwich benefits Urban Gleaners, whose mission is to eliminate waste of surplus food by redistributing to the hungry (covered here in this previous blog post)
    Lardo, chefwich, Scott Snyder, Levant, Morroccan Lamb Meatball and black olive mayo, harrisa carrot slaw, feta
  3. The Aaron Barnett (of St. Jack)- #3 in Chefwich Series, a sandwich of Fried Calamari – caper & red onion mayo, marinated tomatoes, lettuce. Mmm, that crispy crispy calamari which was perfectly executed to be crunchy but not overdone or greasy would have been excellent even on its own, but bonus! You get a whole squidwich! Proceeds go to the Special Olympics and their support their mission to provide sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities (covered here in this previous blog post)
    Lardo, chefwich, Aaron Barnett, St Jack, Squidwich sandwich, Fried Calamari - caper & red onion mayo, marinated tomatoes, lettuce
  4. The Anthony Cafiero (of Ración) a Serrano Ham bocadillo, with pepper & onion saor, manchego cheese, smoked paprika aioli. A portion of the proceeds from this Chefwich benefit Portland Food Bank. (covered here in this previous blog post)
    The Anthony Cafiero collaboration sandwich- #4/September sammie in Chefwich Series at Lardo PDX, Serrano Ham bocadillo - pepper & onion saor, manchego cheese, smoked paprika aioli. A portion of the proceeds from this Chefwich benefit Portland Food Bank.
  5. Jenn Louis (of Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern), a grilled cheese with fontina cheese, plum conserva on Grand Central Bakery sour rye. A portion of the proceeds from this Chefwich benefit the Oregon Food Bank. (covered here in this previous blog post)
    From Lardo, the Jenn Louis chefwich, a grilled cheese with fontina cheese, plum conserva on Grand Central Bakery sour rye. The plum conserva comes in a container on the side, so I suppose you could choose to dip it. But, I decided to just spread it like a jam on top.

Finally, the last sandwich comes from Greg Denton of Ox, with an offering of a sandwich called “Blame Canada” because apparently he didn’t want the sandwich to just be called “The Greg Denton”. It has roasted turkey, French fries, cheese curds, and foie gras gravy.

The proceeds of this sandwich go to an animal welfare organization called Guardians of Rescue, and is available now through October 14. Very decadent end!
Lardo chefwich. The last sandwich comes from Greg Denton of Ox, with an offering of a sandwich called Lardo chefwich. The last sandwich comes from Greg Denton of Ox, with an offering of a sandwich called

Although this is the sixth and supposedly last chefwich (based on the stamp card having 6) , I also hope that Lardo will continue to offer a chefwich in the future where they do continue to collaborate with chefs.

Have you had any or all the chefwiches? Which do you think you would call your favorite?

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  1. All I can say is… Wow. Some of those are a lot of sandwich! Mr. B would love the the Scott Snyder with lamb, but I think I’d ask for falafel on mine. 🙂

    • The falafel one was sooooo good, it was really surprising because I find falafel sandwiches a little dry/make me thirsty or need the yogurt, but those on the sandwich were crunchy yet moist!

  2. Adventures in Dressmaking says:

    OMG, those all sound delicious!!!!!!! I’ve been to Lardo once and loved it–and I know they happily do any of their sandwiches on salad or fries instead of bread. So those all sound incredible sans bread for me! I would have a hard time deciding! So cool you got to try them all!!

  3. Hmm… I like the sound of a Jenn Louis! Need to share this post with my husband who’s taken a break from being pescatarian at Lardo and loved it 😉

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  1. […] So, I covered during most of this year the 6 chefwiches of Lardo. Each month usually around the 15/16th, there would be a new collaboration sandwich on the menu between Rick Gencarelli of Lardo and a guest chef, aka, a chefwich. Each chefwich has been rotating into the Lardo menus (either of the two Lardo locations, Lardo West in SW downtown or in Lardo East in the SE) over the past 6 months. For all the chefwiches a portion of the proceeds benefited a charity of the guest chef’s choice, and each chefwich was a limited time sandwich offer, only available for a month.  Each chefwich could also net you a stamp on the chefwich card, and if you collected them all it offered you VIP access to the Chefwich Party! I covered all the previous 6 sandwiches here at this blogpost. […]

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