It had been a while since I stopped by Saratoga Springs, and my last visit to their quick service restaurant, The Artist’s Palette, was for breakfast. There, I enjoyed a funky-looking but tasty Breakfast Flatbread. I decided to stop in for lunch, as there was a Lobster Club Sandwich that sounded interesting, despite my fears of lobster salad preparation on property. Once I arrived, however, I saw a Cheeseburger Flatbread on the menu.
The flatbread is topped with Ground Beef, Onions, Pickles, American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mayonnaise, Ketchup, and Mustard. The onions used have been sweated until translucent, allowing a touch of their sweetness to come through. They, along with the beef and cheese, are cooked in the oven on the flatbread, then topped with the remaining ingredients.
The crust had a bit of crispness from being cooked in the brick oven, allowing it to hold up to all of the toppings. There were a lot of flavors going on, but they were all well balanced. I’d take this over a regular Disney burger any day! 😉
My one disappointment is the flatbread used. The dough used on the breakfast version I had a year and a half ago was so much better! I would have loved to have seen that again. Don’t get me wrong – the bread used is perfectly fine; you can find it at The Mara, Everything Pop, Pinocchio Village Haus… It’s just they have a brick oven there, and I wish they would use it to its full potential! 🙂 That being said, I would still order the Cheeseburger Flatbread again. (But please please please revisit using the other dough again. :))
If you’ve tried the Cheeseburger Flatbread, any of the other flatbreads, or have a top pick from The Artist’s Palette menu, let us know!
I also received an email from one of our readers, Chris, who said they tried the Bistro Buffalo Chicken Panini and it was “UH-mazing!”. The sandwich is made up of Pulled Chicken, Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese, Carrots, and Celery on a Ciabatta Roll with House-made Chips or Vegetable Slaw. Sounds pretty good – Have any of our other readers tried it? What do you think?