The crust of ciabatta, and the crunch of cornichons within my Caprice de Lamazou ($12), contrasted splendidly with smoked salmon; lemon sauce, onion, and capers added their spritely touches, too. At this well-provisioned shop that proffers "cheeses and delicacies from around the world" (but particularly from around the Mediterranean), the possible sandwich permutations can seem overwhelming. Even after I settled on one of a score of named combos, I might have chosen a baguette rather than ciabatta or swapped in any number of dressings, garnishes, and other items. When in doubt, let your counterman guide the way.
Below, from an earlier visit: the Lamoretti (currently $10.75), which sported roast beef, cheddar, cornichons, and, at my request, horseradish, on ciabatta.
370 Third Ave. (26th-27th Sts.), Manhattan