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What restaurants will order Jamón Ibérico?

enhF94 Mar 1, 2007 03:28 AM

It's a little early for this post, but as many have reported, "Finally, after years of keeping this serious pig out of the country, the feds are allowing us to eat this ham in the States. Tienda.com is now taking orders for bone-in Iberico bellota hams for winter 2008 delivery" (quote from Serious Eats, but it could have been anybody).

As discussed elsewhere, I have a soft spot for Dalí. When the news first came down that Ibérico was going to be available in the US, everyone there was talking about it. But I don't know whether they've ordered a leg or not. And, come to think of it, I don't know anybody who's ordering one.

I sure can't pay $1,200 for a ham, but I'll happily pay the markup for a smaller portion. Does anyone know what local restaurants have reserved one?

(My Jamón wishlist: Dalí, Basta Pasta, Upstairs on the Square, Savenor's)

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    RichardA RE: enhF94 Mar 1, 2007 04:16 AM

    The only place I am aware that currently has it is South End Formaggios. I recently asked at Savenor's and they did not have it and were unsure when, or if, they might.

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      enhF94 RE: RichardA Mar 1, 2007 04:50 AM

      You're saying they have it _right_now_? Heavens! I thought it couldn't be imported yet.

      update: Their website has Lomo, Salchichón, and Chorizo, but not the jamon yet. There's a webpage talking about it, but I'm not sure the link will work:

      http://formaggio-kitchen.com/?id=55,0...

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        tallullah RE: enhF94 Mar 2, 2007 05:18 AM

        The Cambridge Formaggio has had Ibérico and we were treated to a few tastes. It is possible that they are out now, but they did have it.

        I don't think their website list everything that they carry in the store.

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          jjbourgeois RE: tallullah Mar 2, 2007 09:18 PM

          I was at the Cambridge Formaggio last week. I asked about the Iberico and apparently there was some mix up. The place they purchased from didn't have full FDA approval. One shipment got through ( and it was fabulous!!!), but they need to be re-inspected by the FDA before more will come into the country.

    2. edgrimley RE: enhF94 Mar 1, 2007 04:16 AM

      I'd have to expect both Savenor's and Formaggio will be selling it....

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        Bostonbob3 RE: enhF94 Mar 1, 2007 04:54 AM

        Savenor's will get you anything if you just request it.

        1. jdubboston RE: enhF94 Mar 1, 2007 05:10 AM

          I would also assume that Toro will have it - we're headed there for dinner on Saturday, so maybe I'll inquire!

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