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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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  1. MMRuth RE: New2WV 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.

    1. Cheese Boy RE: New2WV 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

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        billh RE: New2WV Oct 18, 2006 02:23 PM

        Lupa or Otto.

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          mrnyc RE: New2WV 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.

          1. dkstar1 RE: New2WV Oct 18, 2006 10:01 PM


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              Nehna RE: New2WV Oct 18, 2006 10:16 PM

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

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                MichaelG RE: New2WV 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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                  Mississippi Mike RE: New2WV 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 RE: Mississippi Mike Nov 8, 2006 02:51 PM

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

                  2. Andrew P. RE: New2WV 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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                      batiekakes RE: New2WV Nov 8, 2006 04:43 PM

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

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