We have been to Candlelight Cafe several times now since the first opened, so it's about time I wrote about the wonderful food here. We've been here before, and will keep going back because the food is king, and a great value to boot. Chef Sennet Williams, Patti McGarry, and all the staff there work hard to make sure you have a great experience and do not leave hungry. Trust me on this, you will not leave hungry!
Tommy had the club sandwich, but asked for Chef to add some bacon. OMG. The sandwich was huge, as you can see in the photo. This was a triple-decker, ham, turkey, lettuce, tomato, cheese and bacon layered in a way that it was impossible for a human to take an incomplete bite without unhinging a jaw--but it was oh, so good. The bread was very good and nicely toast. This was a HUGE sandwich, and we ended up taking half of it home--it made another whole complete meal. Where else can you get a sandwich this huge and this good that makes two full meals. Oh, and the onion rings were good, too.
I had the special, a chicken cordon bleu sandwich. A chicken breast had been breaded and deep fried, then covered in ham and cheese, and grilled. It was served with LTO (lettuce, tomato, and onion) on a bun with some mayo. Well, this was a very messy sandwich--good, but messy. The small end of the breast was a bit tough and overcooked, but overall the sandwich was very good, and the ham and cheese--as well as the LTO--brought a lot of flavor to this party. O did manage to finish it, but just barely. At the end I had to use a fork and knife, and left a bit of the bun and onion on the plate, it was just too much to eat, but pretty darned good.
We had a chance to visit a bit with Chef Sennet Williams. He is always willing to accommodate special requests, so don't hesitate to ask for something special or not on the menu. He offered us a number of other things, each one sounding better than the one before. Beside being an excellent Chef, he is also a big supporter of Sanford and the community. Candlelight Cafe is a great and welcome addition to the Sanford dining scene. They currently serve breakfast and lunch. Give them a try, you WILL NOT be disappointed, I promise you. And if you have a special request, just ask and you shall receive!
Oh, and by the way, we had the remnants of the club for a late night dinner later that night--outstanding!