Sandwiches have been a classic lunchtime dish for ages. It could be something to do with its convenience and how delicious it can be when the right ingredients are put together. The BLT specifically has been a popular sandwich for decades. The Nauvoo’s version, the ABLT, hits all the right notes. But why? What is it about The Nauvoo’s ABLT that makes it so delectably delicious?
The classic BLT sandwich features bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiched between two pieces of bread. On its own, those ingredients together are wonderfully tasty. The Nauvoo’s version, the ABLT, adds avocado, cheese, and a delicious garlic herb sauce. All of these ingredients come together to create a truly delightful combination of flavors and textures that delight the senses.
Flavors have been divided into five different flavor profiles for ages: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami. These different tastes are used to tell us whether or not something should be eaten. They also contribute to the enjoyment we derive from eating. Of course, there are other flavors as well, such as creamy and acidic. Bacon is salty, as is cheese, though that can have a creamy element as well, depending on the cheese. Speaking of creamy, avocados have that in spades, especially when they are ripe. Their almost buttery flavor and texture are sometimes used in place of other condiments. Lettuce offers a mild sweetness, while tomatoes provide an acidity that helps cut through the richness of some of the other ingredients. All of those flavors come together in a balanced way that helps hit most flavor notes in an especially pleasing way.
Texture is another big thing in food. The balance of textures, be they crunchy, smooth, crispy, chewy, creamy, firm, or soft, is what makes food a delight to the sense of touch as well as taste. The chewiness of the bread, the crunch of the lettuce, the soft, creaminess of the avocado, the crispiness of the bacon all come together in a lovely combination of textures. It’s part of what makes The Nauvoo’s ABLT a delight to eat.
The ABLT is quite the delicious sandwich. The ingredients lend themselves to an amazing combination of flavors and textures. It’s no wonder that the BLT is such a popular sandwich. With the addition of avocado, it’s only made better and more delicious. Be sure to give it a try the next time you stop in.
When you visit The Nauvoo, there is a whole host of delicious foods to choose from. Check out our menu here to see what sorts of amazing dishes are waiting for you.