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Jun 17, 2008 01:00 PM

PHX Burrata

Anyone know where I can get some burrata for this weekend? I've tried AJ's but they said it's too late.

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  1. Your best bet is to call a restaurant that serves it - I haven't found anywhere else in town but AJs. Maybe Taggia will sell you some?

    1. I just called Andreoli's and Romanelli's. No dice.

      Digestif still has a burrata bruschetta on their menu. Maybe they will sell you some of the cheese by itself or point you to a local source.

      Good luck!

      1. I tried calling Cafe Pino. They have it on the menu but won't sell it.

        1. Try ordering it online (e.g. Amazon) using expedited delivery and you should be able to get it by this weekend.

            1. re: hollyeve

              last time I was there, the burrata was not on the menu?

              1. re: Molto E

                I was just at humble pie this weekend and the burrata appetizer IS still on the menu. But they changed the name to a regular caprese. We asked the waiter why and he said too many people didn't know what burrata is, so they are selling more by calling it a caprese salad. It is still the exact same item (mini burrata loaf covered with basil pesto, toast and cherry tomatoes, balsamic glaze). They also still have the shrimp pizza with burrata too...

                Also, we tried a very interesting pizza for the first time - I think it is a new one on their menu: pancetta and a sunnyside up egg. It was really good!

                1. re: rbloom

                  I was there around two weeks ago and on the menu they had mozzarella listed instead of burrata.

                  1. re: rbloom

                    Interesting. When I tried the burrata appetizer at Humble Pie, I left thinking, "what's the big deal?" All the hype about burrata had led me to expect a life-changing experience, and instead I got a tasty and creamy caprese. Had it been called "caprese," I probably would have found it more than satisfactory. Among knuckle draggers like me, calling it a caprese or maybe a burrata caprese may not only result in more sales, but also keep customer expectations in line.

                    1. re: silverbear

                      SB-For me, burrata has taken the place of mozzarella in a caprese salad because I love the creaminess of the burrata. The burrata most spots use out here is made by Gioia and it is very perishable so from the time that it is delivered from California, the clock is ticking. As far as Humble goes, the pizza and the caprese had the word mozzarella in the description rather than burrata and that influenced me not to order either dish as I had previously ordered both with the burrata.

                    2. re: rbloom

                      that makes me sad that they would dumb down the menu like that, particularly at someplace that prides themselves in the quality fo their ingredients. . perhaps better training of the wait staff in explaining what burrata is. i can't imagine going to a restaurant and not asking a question if i didn't know what an ingredient is.