I previously covered other Lardo chefwich sandwiches 1-3 here, and then chefwich #4 of mid July-mid August here. Now here is chefwich #5, mid August – mid September. So you only have a few days left to catch this chefwich!
As noted before, the Chefwich Series is part of a series by Lardo of sandwiches where guest chefs of various Portland restaurants collaborate with Lardo (and Grassa) chef Rick Gencarelli. Each month, a new collaboration sandwich will appear just for that month, and the proceeds of the limited time guest chef sandwich going to benefit the guest chef’s charity of choice. The sandwich is available at either of the two Lardo locations, Lardo West in SW downtown or in Lardo East in the SE.
For chefwich #5, the guest chef of the month is Jenn Louis of Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern. She also was on Top Chef Masters this season and Food and Wine Best New Chef 2012 for the Northwest region.
The sandwich is vegetarian! It is 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. As you can see, I supplemented my chefwich with the Lardo fries and also a Kentucky Lemonade. A portion of the proceeds from this Chefwich benefit the Oregon Food Bank.