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Dean & Deluca now carries Salumi

All of the charcuterie from Armandino Batali from Seattle-the culatello is incredible.

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  1. Thanks for the tip. I'm looking for some lunchtime goodies to take to a friend's place tomorrow and you've given me an obvious choice.

    What's the pricing on the culatello (and other items)?

    D&D I generally find quite pedestrian these days but they do have a few gems across their counters. A few weeks ago I came across Nevat on their cheese counter which impressed me as I had only ever found it at Despana before. Price and quality were good too.

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    1. re: oonth

      Armendino Batali's pancetta is $22.00 a pound at D & D. I just couldn't.

      1. re: micki

        Ouch! I am glad I live in Seattle!

      2. re: oonth

        Hate to tell you-the culatello was $60 a lb!!! But remember, the iberico lomo at Despana is over $100 a lb. When the real serrano jabugo pata negra bellota come next year you're looking at over $150 a lb. and worth it! D&D also carries Salumi's finocchiona, the mole (very interesting), the lomo, the pancetta and waiting to get the oregano salami and the lamb proscuitto. Interestingly, they carry the soppressata from Framani in Napa. For a cheaper culatello try Salumeria Biellese on 8th avenue and 28y\th street..

        1. re: guttergourmet

          And hate to tell you but I managed to acquire half a pound yesterday at $20 per pound due to either human or mechanical error. I should have bought the whole damned lot!! I was prepared to pay the $60 per pound but this was an unexpected bonus.

          As for the taste - take your pick of superlatives.

          1. re: oonth

            Probably human error as no one can mentally believe that ham can cost so much :)

          2. re: guttergourmet

            Fairway has the Fra'mani line (Nostrano, Gentile, Toscano, Soppressata) and they're all excellent ($5.99/quarter lb)...so srongly flavorful that I get them sliced paper thin.

            OTOH, I had the pleasure of lunching at Salumi in Seattle, and some of Batali pere's specialties were amazing - so I'll just have to get down to D&D!

            1. re: Striver

              yeah-I was in Seattle in August. salumi was mobbed, out of half their products. Had a couple of great sandwiches and then bought more at teh italian deli at Pike Place. I was wandering around the city eating different varieties of salumi (the mole and the finocchinoa) while Mrs. GG yelled at me ("do you have to eat that stuff even on the top of the Space Needle?")

        2. Just wanted to note for reference by future Chowhound readers that I visited Dean & Deluca today and checked out the Salumi products that were available. They had the Italian standards (pancetta, coppa, etc., etc.) for $20-25 a pound.

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          1. re: foodmonk

            The culatello at DiPalo is just as good at $18/lb. At Salumeria Biellese it's better and even cheaper.

            1. re: guttergourmet

              Thanks for the tip ... Biellese is on my list of places to try out!