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Hotel Bar Butter?

mturyn Sep 10, 2006 02:53 PM

Does anyone know of anywhere in the Boston area we might be able to buy Hotel Bar Butter (whipped, unsalted)? Thanks,

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    lambchopas Sep 11, 2006 01:29 AM

    I believe vermont creamery makes it and you can purchase that brand at lionette's and also butcher shop. but i would make it because it is extremely simple.

    2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
    1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
    4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    put in cuisinart or in kitchenaid and process. wrap it in plastic wrap in log shape, cover in foil and throw in freezer.. cut circles as needed.

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    1. re: lambchopas
      MichaelB Sep 11, 2006 01:52 AM

      That sounds tasty! But I think the OP was referring to a brand of (unflavored) butter -- I remember it from growing up in New York, have never seen it around here, though. Can't say I've seen it on visits back to NYC either (but then I haven't actually looked for it, so I might just not have noticed it there).

    2. Karl S Sep 11, 2006 11:35 AM

      It's a Borden's product. Here's the locater (nothing in Massachusetts):


      1. galleygirl Sep 11, 2006 01:09 PM

        Breakstone's used to make a whipped, unsalted butter in 16 oz. tubs....It used to be available in grocery stores; my mother bought it....Not the right brand, but it sounds like the same product.

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          mturyn Sep 12, 2006 12:40 AM

          Thanks very much for the assistance; I had tried to find the locator, but couldn't (and didn't know if it even existed).

          Hotel Bar brand butter, whipped, is an amazingly good butter, with a light taste which I'd call "cheesy" if I liked cheese. Breakstone's has a vaguely similar flavour, so it might be a New York thing (like the very mild [but not fresh] mozzarella curdled with only vinegar).

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