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<sea> Iberico Jamon?

Wondering if any local restaurants or stores got their hands on the iberico hams? Does anyone know? Thanks.

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  1. I would check with The Spanish Table to see if they have any knowledge of this.

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    1. re: Roo

      the spanish table does carry iberian hams of the middle to upper grade; it is much more expensive than the best prosciutto.

      1. re: howard 1st

        DiLaurenti's at Pike Market carries jamon.

      2. re: Roo

        Checked with them, they're not carrying it yet but they intend to do so...

        1. re: ceester

          Oh, sorry, I saw it there a couple of weeks ago. It must come and go .

          1. re: rcallner

            You may be talking about jamon serrano or other types of Spanish ham. Jamon iberico (technically) was just allowed into this country this week. That isn't to say some high-end restaurants and perhaps the very rare specialty shop have been selling it in minimal quantities, but this week was the first official shipment from Fermin. Iberico de bellota is much the same, but those first official hams aren't due until at least the summer.

            Deliciousness.

            1. re: BryanZ

              http://www.delaurenti.com/news/2008/0...

              They are starting to get some now, but it's a trickle. At this rate, you'll have one by 2015. :)

      3. If it's what I'm thinking of (ham from pigs that eat a special kind of acorn?). I had it at Harvest Vine. Unbelievably yummy!

        1. Just at DiLaurenti's yesterday and distinctly, with the charcuterie, was Iberico Jamon. Impressively priced, too.

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          1. re: rcallner

            THANK YOU! Hope to get down there today or tomorrow before it disappears!

            1. re: ceester

              I would be a little careful about Jamon Iberico at a low price. The price of Jamon Iberico in Spain is expensive so it goes without saying that if it is the real Jamon Iberico Bellota and I stress "Bellota" since only the blackfooted -Pata Negra- pigs that are freeroaming from Extremadura, Spain can be called Jamon Iberico Bellota - definitely delicious and is the Jamon being raved about. Expect to pay at least $30 per 4 oz. That's right $120 per pound. Any thing less than that is suspect.

              1. re: tedfood

                Followup - Delaurenti has the regular jamon iberico, not the bellota (which is not coming to the states until this summer). It's $98/lb and definitely splurge-worthy!

                1. re: ceester

                  And it was up to your expectations of deliciousness? How did you eat it?

                  1. re: rcallner

                    Yes, it was! The taste was nutty, sweet, meaty and almost melted in your mouth. We had it with some Ros cheese, ficelle bread, really nice olive oil, and a bottle of Rioja. Not necessarily complimentary, but we happened to have some wild boar cotechino from Pino Rogano's place as well, very nice but probably shouldn't have been on the table with the other items!