Picnic in Millennium Park for the last Friday performance of the Grant Park Music Festival: Closing Night – Verdi Requiem. The menu? Bánh mì sandwiches!
I love picnics and sitting outside in the great summer weather to enjoy music and the company of great friends. Chicago is a wonderful area for all these things, whether it be Ravinia or the free music in Millennium Park, there are so many great venues to take advantage of the trappings of summer.
Today, I decided to make Vietnamese sandwiches, bánh mì, to bring to the picnic. I have never made these sandwiches before and didn’t bother even looking up any recipes because it was so last minute. I felt that since I’ve eaten an army’s worth of these sandwiches at various sandwich shops popping up around the city that I could replicate my own version of this delicious sandwich.
I started with a few ingredients I picked up at the store:
- fresh baked baguette
- whole roasted chicken
- bean sprouts
- cucumber (english style seedless)
- romaine lettuce
- jalapeno peppers
- fish sauce
- soy sauce
- sesame seed oil
- cream cheese