(Second Review -- February 2012)
(Third Review -- March 2012)
The Gaufre Gourmet is a food cart
|Back when Gaufre Gourmet was at Green Castle in 2011|
I had just finished my lefse from Viking Soul Food (located in the same food pod), but because that lefse was really just a snack to me (a tasty one at that), I needed more food to fill me up. Hence, it was waffle time!
The operator of this cart was outstanding in customer service. First, he allowed me to have a sample of his Liege waffle, a sweeter waffle that gets hit with sugar on top.
All their waffle choices looked damn good, so I had trouble picking which one to go with. I felt morein the mood for a savory waffle choice, so I went with their "ABC" waffle: a waffle gets a coating of fig sauce, then is topped with arugula, bacon, camembert. The arugula itself is dressed with a simple white balsamic vinaigrette.
|Sample piece of waffle w/Cholula honey butter and strawberry jalapeno syrup|
I personally would have liked to see the camembert melted a bit more, as opposed to the intact slice that laid on top of my waffle. Also, I think the bacon could have benefited from a bit more cooking to make it crispier. Finally, I felt there was too much arugula on the waffle. It seemed like every bite I took, the arugula really butted its way into the picture.
As far as the Cholula honey butter and strawberry jalapeno syrup go, it was good, but I was disappointed that the Cholula and jalapenos did not come through more. All I really tasted was honey or strawberry. I could not detect any zing or heat in my sample serving.
Despite the aforementioned concerns, I did like my experience here. At the time of my visit, Gaufre Gourmet also had a special with Cackalack's Hot Chicken Shack to create a "chicken and waffles" dish. So if you're a huge chicken and waffles fan, check it out to see if it's still going on! Gaufre Gourmet gets an above-average score here for their nice array of menu items and the quality service. As noted above, I think the ABC waffle can be improved on.