Boston...Wild Boar and/or Burrata
- arizonagirl Mar 27, 2008 02:07 PM
Can you recommend a place that has wild boar and/or buratta on the menu.
We're going to be really nice to you because Rubee said so.
Depending on when you are coming to visit, you might find burrata on local menus -- but more likely in the summertime. I always pick mine up from Salumeria Italiana on Richmond Street when the tomatoes are ripe. You can do this too and make a picnic. Wild Boar I haven't seen on menus around town, but if anyone is likely to do it, Trattoria Toscana would.
Ha, YY, miss you.
These are places I've had wild boar: Lucca, Umbria and Bricco. However, none of them recently (it's been a year or two) and the last two are v. pricey.
Definitely check out Salumeria Italiana when you're in the North End, even if they don't have the burrata. When I did use to order the burrata from them, it came on Thursdays and I would call Monday to reserve.
Ah, burrata. I'm afraid it's a little hard to come by around here, especially in restaurants.
You can get imported burrata at a few places around town, most reliably from Salumeria Italiana, and from there most reliably in the warmer months. Definitely best to order in advance.
Dave's Fresh Pasta in Somerville carries a locally made faux-burrata where the cream center is partly made with yogurt. Not bad, but not the real deal.
Here's a helpful link to a past thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/338886
Far and away my favorite authentic Puglian-style restaurant in town is Taranta; I've never seen it on the menu, but if you go, it might be worth asking them if they ever carry it.
And as an aside: I grew up in Phoenix -- welcome! The pizza at Gran Gusto in Cambridge may help you forget about Pizzeria Bianco. And Angela's Cafe may help you forget about the Camelback Mountain-sized heap of great Mexican restaurants.
Salumeria Italiana often runs out of burata -- they recommend that you reserve yours by phone. They get theirs on one of the weekdays, I would call ahead to find out and reserve some. Incidentally, the mozzarella nearby at Tutto Italiano is also very good.
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