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Bottarga

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.

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

    Despana
    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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