Nov 3, 10
The North American sâuçá: Buffalo Chicken
Tingle your taste buds this week with our North American sâuçá: sweet and spicy Buffalo Chicken served on fresh flatbread or over savory saffron rice. Our inspiration comes from the Buffalo wing: an American sports bar classic since the 1960s. But where did these spicy little delicacies originate? The namesake for this saucy chicken snack comes from the city of Buffalo in Upstate New York where the Anchor Bar has been serving them up for nearly fifty years. A classic Buffalo sauce is made with a blend of cayenne pepper, butter, and vinegar. This hot, tangy, messy sauce is glazed over fried chicken wings and traditionally served with blue cheese dressing on the side.
Our Buffalo Chicken sâuçá reinvents this dish by taking the messy bones out of the picture and wrapping it in a neat, flatbread package. We smother our homemade Buffalo sauce over baked chicken thigh meat and top it with sweet, caramelized onions, and a healthy sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles to balance the heat. Just like America herself, this sâuçá is a veritable melting pot of flavors borrowing the cayenne pepper from Central America, some distinctly European blue cheese, and our signature Mediterranean-style flatbread.
Take a moment out of your day to treat your senses to this rich sâuçá: the smell of the sweet onions; the eyeful of tender chicken coated with colorful red, white, and blue toppings; the warmth of the soft flatbread in your hands. And finally, the heat of the hot sauce on your tongue followed by cool, soft bites of blue cheese. The combination of spicy, sweet, and savory is truly sublime; but don’t take our word for it. Grab this North American sâuçá for lunch, and you’ll return to the office full and happy without the tell-tale red-stained fingers synonymous with wing eaters. Well, maybe grabbing one napkin wouldn’t hurt…