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Dean & Deluca now carries Salumi

guttergourmet Apr 14, 2007 09:33 AM

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

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  1. oonth RE: guttergourmet Apr 14, 2007 09:42 AM

    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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      micki RE: oonth Apr 14, 2007 02:47 PM

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

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        japhyjones RE: micki Apr 14, 2007 02:48 PM

        Ouch! I am glad I live in Seattle!

      2. re: oonth
        guttergourmet RE: oonth Apr 15, 2007 11:58 AM

        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..

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          oonth RE: guttergourmet Apr 15, 2007 03:16 PM

          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
            guttergourmet RE: oonth Apr 15, 2007 05:33 PM

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

          2. re: guttergourmet
            Striver RE: guttergourmet Apr 16, 2007 07:52 AM

            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!

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              guttergourmet RE: Striver Apr 16, 2007 04:48 PM

              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. foodmonk RE: guttergourmet May 30, 2007 03:16 PM

          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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            guttergourmet RE: foodmonk May 31, 2007 02:10 PM

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

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              foodmonk RE: guttergourmet Jun 1, 2007 04:00 AM

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

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