Celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli has created the sandwich she says she would choose as her final meal. Featuring eggplant, three cheeses, and plum tomatoes, her eggplant parmigiano with fresh mozzarella is the latest offering in a unique campaign by Amy’s Bread to raise money for good causes.
“I really think this is what I would eat for my last meal on Earth,” said Guarnaschelli. “It’s so simple and, when done right, sublime.”
The noted chef is a judge on Food Network’s Chopped and serves as executive chef at New York’s Butter restaurant, among other achievements in the culinary world.
Guarnaschelli’s sandwich is the latest offering in Amy’s Bread Chef Sandwiches for Good, a collaboration between the New York bakery and some of the city’s top chefs. Each chef chooses a charity to benefit from a portion of the proceeds. Guarnaschelli has selected Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), which has raised more than $120 million toward a cure for childhood cancers.
Amy’s Bread newest signature sandwich will be celebrated with tastings and lemonade on Wednesday, June 1, at Amy’s Bread Chelsea Market location. The sandwich will be available for the entire month.
Launched in March, Chef Sandwiches for Good has given New Yorkers a new sandwich to love each month, served on Amy’s hand crafted bread, which has won acclaim across the nation. Each featured sandwich also includes at least one ingredient from The Pantry by Amy’s Bread, a specialty store with products that complement the delicious crusty breads.
Also scheduled to participate in coming months are Lynn Bound, Anita Lo, Missy Robbins, Bill Telepan, Gabriele Corcos, and others to be announced.
Founded in 1992, Amy’s Bread is a pioneer of the artisan baking movement in New York City. Everything is made by hand, using slow fermentation and traditional baking methods. With retail shops in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea Market and Greenwich Village, kiosks at The New York Public Library (42nd Street and Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center) and a production kitchen in Long Island City, the company specializes in crusty, hearth baked bread as well as sandwiches, sweets and old-fashioned layer cakes made with the freshest natural ingredients. Amy’s Bread supplies more than 200 of the city’s top restaurants and specialty food stores and also offers online catering, local deliveries and shipping nationwide.
Guarnaschelli’s creation pairs eggplant with a sauce made of onions, garlic, red pepper flakes and San Marzano plum tomatoes among other delightful tastes. A cheese lover’s dream, the sandwich is made with Parmesan, Provolone and Maplebrook Farm fresh mozzarella and served toasted on a ciabatta roll.