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Feb 9, 2007 11:44 PM

Spaghetti alla Bottarga

My hunband and I love Spaghetti alla Bottarga. Bottarga is dried fish eggs. I guess I love it so much for the same reason I love "Karashi Mentai Spaghetti" - Japanese pasta dish (Sawtell Kitchen used to serve this dish). Every Italian restaurant we go, we must try their version of this dish. So far, I think MADEO and GIORGIO BALDI serve the best Spaghetti alla Bottarga in LA (e baldi is not bad but they were skimpy on bottarga when I was there last time).

Does anyone know where I can buy a good quality bottarga in LA?

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  1. I don't know about the quality but I think that the Silver Lake Cheese Store might carry it from time to time. If not, Chris might be able to get it for you or at least steer you in the direction of finding it.

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      1. Unlike many others on this board I love Giorgio Baldi, but for S a B (and I have had the dish many times at both places) I gotta hand the Grand Jury prize to Madeo. I think they use a higher quality bottarga. Damn its good.

        1. I concur with you on Madeo -- love their spaghetti alla bottarga!

          As for buying the ingredient, I would try Surfas.

          1. They do a really nice version of this dish at Briganti, in South Pasadena. It's not on the regular menu, but they've had it as a featured special a few times. It's excellent. Actually, I like everything I've had there. Do a search on this board and you'll find many positive remarks about this place, but call ahead before driving across town to find out if they're serving it on any given day.