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PHX Burrata

arizonagirl Jun 17, 2008 01:00 PM

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. azhotdish RE: arizonagirl Jun 17, 2008 01:22 PM

    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. hohokam RE: arizonagirl Jun 17, 2008 01:24 PM

      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. arizonagirl RE: arizonagirl Jun 17, 2008 01:26 PM

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

        1. ipsedixit RE: arizonagirl Jun 17, 2008 02:40 PM

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

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            hollyeve RE: arizonagirl Jun 17, 2008 05:51 PM

            You could also try HUmble Pie.

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              Molto E RE: hollyeve Jun 17, 2008 05:57 PM

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

              1. re: Molto E
                rbloom RE: Molto E Jun 18, 2008 08:00 AM

                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
                  Molto E RE: rbloom Jun 18, 2008 09:06 AM

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

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                    silverbear RE: rbloom Jun 18, 2008 09:43 AM

                    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.

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                      Molto E RE: silverbear Jun 18, 2008 11:05 AM

                      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
                      winedubar RE: rbloom Jun 18, 2008 10:27 AM

                      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.

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                  AzDumpling RE: arizonagirl Jun 18, 2008 09:26 AM

                  They do carry it at the Whole Foods Market at 101 and Scottsdale Road and I imagine also at their new store in Chandler on Ray Road.

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                    arizonagirl RE: AzDumpling Jun 18, 2008 11:46 AM

                    thanks. I'm calling there now.

                  2. StuCazzo RE: arizonagirl Jun 18, 2008 08:46 PM

                    You might try La Stalla in Chandler.

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