Winner: Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich

Restaurant: The Parish, Los Angeles

Sandwich Creator: Chef/owner Casey Lane

Inspiration: This sandwich was inspired by Britain’s rich Indian culture while showcasing England’s gastropub culture.

Key Ingredients: Wood-fired rotisserie chicken, house-made paneer cheese, avocado, romesco aioli and a runny, fried egg.

Why it’s Special: Lane cooks the chicken on the restaurant’s wood-fired grill from Tuscany and pairs it with an amalgamation of British, Indian and California flavors.

Price: $11

Food Cost: $6

What the Judges Said: “We’ve not tasted anything quite like this chicken sandwich and we were transported. Pairing Indian paneer with Spanish romesco and giving it a British accent took us around the world, and the flight cost us a measly 11 bucks. The addition of a fried egg may be gilding the lily to some, but it made us feel like we were flying in first class with our tray tables down and our seat backs fully reclined. I’ll have another, stewardess!”

Honorable Mentions

The Hen House by Mary Nguyen Aregoni of Saigon Sisters in Chicago
 

 

Grilled Chicken Ciabatta by Chef Bo Palker of Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro in Reston, VA