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How the Peninsula's pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining

Original post made on May 13, 2022

Known for its pastrami, the Refuge's menu unexpectedly draws inspiration from Michelin-starred kitchens in Paris as much as it does from New York City.

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Posted by Clevinger
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on May 13, 2022 at 4:47 pm

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A formula that reportedly involves pastrami can be found at Wursthall in San Mateo.

I have eaten unforgettable sandwiches that are nothing more than bread, mustard and pastrami. Fumare Meats near Union Station in Chicago … Web Link You won’t regret it and you won’t forget it.

With a sandwich that basic and yet that complex and satisfying, I didn’t think it was possible to ruin a pastrami sandwich. But Wursthall managed to do it … by morphing the pastrami into a sausage.

Maybe it can give you the rush from good pastrami traditionally prepared, but I think you have to try really hard, divorcing the form of the thing from the taste, which I was unable to do. Maybe if I ate another one. Nah. It’s actually somewhat reprehensible.