I finally found some time this afternoon to check out Dutch’s Larder. I’ve long been a fan of their bar and bottle shop, but this was the first I’ve had any food from the connected deli and gourmet grocery that opened in May of last year.
Along the windows as you enter the Larder are a variety of specialty grocery items including olive oils, pastas, sodas, and even Jeni’s ice creams. There is also a large selection of wines and a small cooler containing a few beer choices. Of course even more beer options are available outside from the beer dock.
The deli counter sells sandwiches, soups, and salads for dining in or carry out. Also available for purchase are house made sausages, fresh meats, and unique sides.
While a few items on the menu looked especially good to me, I decided on the smoked chicken sandwich ($9 including a side dish) and the orzo pasta salad.
The sandwich combined deli sliced chicken breast with smashed avocado, tomato, and lightly pickled cabbage. I was not expecting sliced meat, but it obviously makes sense in the deli setting. The avocado spread and cabbage added a wonderful mix of flavors to compliment to subtly smoke flavors from the chicken. The roll that the sandwich was served on was very fresh and grilled perfectly. I really loved the sandwich. And the orzo was very solid as well, with a few tomatoes and clumps of goat cheese mixed in to the tangy pasta mix. I will be back very soon.