Lee & Marie's Cakery Company: South Pointe's New Farm-Fresh Lunch Spot
|Alton Steak panini|
The menu features an array of baked goods and pastries, which can function as breakfast. Croissants, muffins, and scones are available, as are cinnamon rolls and sticky buns. These are priced within the $3 - $4 range.
Sandwiches are on the larger side and feature an "All American" ($10.75), La Quercia prosciutto, salami, arugula, goat cheese and vidalia onion mayo, BLT & A ($11.50), country bread, roasted pork belly, kimchi aioli and avocado, and an Alton Steak Panini ($9.75), prime rib roast, trugole, and caramelized onions. I sampled the latter, which features thin cuts of meat contrasted with fresh kicks of peppery arugula.
The sandwiches are all served with uninspired bags of Terra chips, although you can substitute for couscous at an additional cost of a dollar. A more innovative offering for the standard side dish would be an even greater lure.
Salads include a black kale and caesar ($8.25), with romaine lettuce, black kale, parmiggiano and brioche croutons. Dressed in a balsamic reduction, the arugula salad ($8.50) pairs greens and edible flowers with sweet roasted beets and candied pecans. Tart goat cheese -- sourced locally from Hani's Mediterranean Organics -- and salty, crisp prosciutto balance the flavors nicely. A bit more goat cheese would have been even better though.