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Cerise 37 May 9, 2008 11:57 AM

Can someone tell me where I can buy Bottarga in the East Bay? I'm not having any luck in tracking it down. I'll drive to San Francisco if it is available there.

Thanks,

Cerise 37

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    takaloko Feb 11, 2013 06:19 PM

    This weekend I found bottarga at http://www.avedanos.com/ - well it has been like 5 years since you posted this, but I thought why not letting you know...

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      Cerise 37 May 9, 2008 04:17 PM

      Wow, loved the article in The Chronicle. Thanks for the link. I didn't know what Bottarga was in 2006. I went to Olivo (Sardinian Restaurant) in London in February and had it on pasta and it blew me away. Have been looking for it ever since. I've been to The Pasta Shop on Fourth St. and they said they have it once in a while. I will call Rockridge Pasta Shop.

      Thanks so much for all your help. I really appreciate it

      Cerise 37

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        adamshoe May 9, 2008 04:56 PM

        Did you try Ratto's in old Oakland? They usually have all things Italiano...

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          Robert Lauriston May 10, 2008 10:29 AM

          Bottarga's a pretty esoteric product. I don't believe Ratto's carried it even back before they sold off most of the space and turned it into a sandwich shop.

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          Robert Lauriston May 10, 2008 10:28 AM

          For restaurants, try La Ciccia. They bring in their own bottarga from Sardinia.

        3. farmersdaughter May 9, 2008 03:17 PM

          If the Pasta Shop doesn't have it, give Boulette's Larder a call to see if they have it.

          1. VanessaItalyinSF May 9, 2008 03:09 PM

            I have seen it at the Pasta Shop, too- either in Berkeley or Rockridge. Otherwise, try online!

            1. Robert Lauriston May 9, 2008 03:07 PM

              The Pasta Shop's the only place I've seen it, but call first.

              1. wolfe May 9, 2008 12:05 PM

                See if this helps.
                http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

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