WALLINGFORD – A gooey glazed doughnut acts as the “bread” for a popular grilled chicken, bacon and cheddar sandwich at The Eatery on South Colony Street.
“We do salads, wraps, paninis, and our strangest thing is a doughnut sandwich,” said Leah Masella, co-owner of the cafe along with her husband Jon Masella.
“The Bronut” came about after a friend was experimenting in the kitchen, a common event at The Eatery. Often “fortunate mistakes” are turned into a special, like the doughnut sandwich, which ended up on the menu for good.
“Everyone loves it,” Leah Masella said.
The sandwich is grilled for a few seconds to make sure everything is melted.
“Just enough to give it that perfect, gooey, campfire kind of taste,” Leah Masella said.
The final touch is a sprinkling of powdered sugar, or as The Eatery likes to call it – “snow.”
On Wednesday, the Masellas were busy putting together catering orders to be delivered to businesses and community members nearby.
“What’s the feel of the Eatery?” Jon Masella asked his kitchen staff Wednesday while putting together a tray of California salad. “Yeah it’s fun, it’s crazy, we’re always trying something new.”
The lifelong Wallingford resident started his catering business before adding the cafe nearly five years ago.
“The Eatery took on a life of its own,” he said.