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alejandraordersdessert May 4, 2008 12:36 PM

Where can I find Bottarga in NYC? And about how much does it cost?

  1. MMRuth May 4, 2008 01:03 PM

    I usually buy mine at Di Palo, where the grey mullet roe (rather than the tuna), vacuum packed whole lobe, is about $90 a pound these days, or about $23-$30 a "lobe", depending on the weight. I've also seen it at Buon Italia in Chelsea Market, at Dean & Deluca Prince St. (VERY expensive), and a Spanish bottarga at Despana on Broome Street - I don't remember the price off hand, but I think it was in line w/ DiPalo.

    I find that the one lobe lasts quite a while for us - maybe three pasta dishes for two.

    Di Palo's Fine Foods
    200 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

    408 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

    Buon Italia
    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Dean & DeLuca
    560 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

    3 Replies
    1. re: MMRuth
      alejandraordersdessert May 4, 2008 03:56 PM

      Oh this is wonderful! Thank you so much for your help. I'll definitely check out those stores (probably start at Buon Italia) tomorrow.

      1. re: MMRuth
        Miss Needle May 4, 2008 09:19 PM

        Wow, you must use quite a bit of bottarga because I can get more than six courses of pasta with a lobe.

        1. re: Miss Needle
          MMRuth May 5, 2008 03:39 AM

          Yes, after I wrote it I thought about it more and maybe it's more like 4 - but I do use a lot ;-).

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