Chef’s Corner

Chef Will Herring

Chef Will Herring

“Build the perfect Italian sandwich right in your kitchen.”

The Italian

Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Italian-American
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 1 


  • 2 slices Italian bread
  • 3 slices salami
  • 2 slices ham
  • 2 slices turkey
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 3 rings onion
  • sprinkle basil (1oz)
  • mayonnaise (2 oz)
  • Italian dressing (1oz)
  • 2 slices provolone


  1. Toast Italian bread.
  2. Microwave meat and cheese approximately 45 seconds or until hot.
  3. Layer meat and cheese on one piece of bread and put on panini grill, or broil in the oven until cheese is melted.
  4. Assemble mayo, Italian dressing, tomato, onion, and basil on the other slice of bread.
  5. Combine two halves of the sandwich.
  6. Cut in half, serve with a side of your choice.  Will likes to pair The Italian with a side of chips or homemade fruit salad.

Special Notes: The Italian pairs great with a Pilsner. Will recommends the “Einbecker Brauherren Unfiltered Pilsner.” Check out Crossroads’ sixteen rotating taps at

Restaurant Information: When in Richmond, Virginia, stop by Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream located at 3600 Forest Hill Ave for some of their appetizing coffee, food, and desserts.