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Best Cured Meats and Cheese Plate in Manhattan

New2WV Oct 14, 2006 10:54 PM

Hi - Anyone know of a place that makes there own house cured meats or gets them from a local meat shop that is good? I am thinking the best bet would be Italian place but I am open to anything. I would love to hear recommendations.

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    batiekakes Nov 8, 2006 04:43 PM

    I like the basement-grotto bar at Peasant for this as well.

    1. Andrew P. Nov 8, 2006 04:13 PM

      The Butcher's Platter Royale at Blue Ribbon Bakery is unbelievable. Enormous, and worth every single solitary penny.

      Menu details:

      Butcher’s Platter Royale 55.00
      Saucison, Viande, Coppa, Sopressata, Serrano, Cotto, Tongue, Rillette, Pate and Foie Gras

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        Mississippi Mike Nov 7, 2006 04:24 AM

        Il Buco and Savoy both do a lot of house cured meats. I had a great cured tongue at Savoy last week and I have had some wonderful dry cured hams and sausages at both places over time.

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          ADB Nov 8, 2006 02:51 PM

          I don't believe Il Buco is curing their own meats after the departure of Chef Ed Witt.

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          MichaelG Nov 6, 2006 09:35 PM

          Lupa. Order a lot. They bring it on a wooden platter. Very very good. But order a lot because they slice it real thin.

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            Nehna Oct 18, 2006 10:16 PM

            My favorite meat/cheese plates: Lupa, Inoteca, Crispo

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                mrnyc Oct 18, 2006 08:47 PM

                the cool modern greek restaurant PAREA house cures their own meats. the meat board is varied & very tasty ($23). they have a great greek wine list to go along with it.

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                  billh Oct 18, 2006 02:23 PM

                  Lupa or Otto.

                  1. Cheese Boy Oct 18, 2006 12:45 AM

                    Don't know if it's the best, but it is what it is ... look under Menus,

                    Click on *Antipasti* and look for Salumi, Formaggi, e Vino ... [For two people] $30

                    Here's the link: http://www.zazanyc.com/index2.htm

                    1. MMRuth Oct 14, 2006 11:56 PM

                      I think Faicco's on Bleeker may still do so ... I think there was a relatively recent article in the NYT about meat curing as a dying art or affected by increasing regulation etc.

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