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Pazo - Jamon Iberico

LiveCJ Jun 20, 2008 06:42 PM

So as we speak I'm at the bar at Pazo (go chowhound mobile) eating some devine Jamon Iberico - and somehow I can't believe this is real. To anyone that has had the "real thing" in Spain you'll agree its something not to miss - kinda like your first experience with waygu beef. That said - I thought you couldn't get it in this county. The bartender tells me there is some "hook-up" - of which I'm a skeptic. So does anyone have the inside track? Is this for real? And how do they pull it off? Diplomatic pouch?

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    Potomac Bob Jun 20, 2008 07:33 PM

    The Jamon Iberico are now available in the U.S. They are imported by la Tienda. You can buy them online at a handful of places. Among them www.jamon.com, tienda.com. They've been available at Jaleo, a restaurant and tapas bar in D.C., since July of 2006.

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    1. re: Potomac Bob
      mythomane Jun 21, 2008 06:15 PM

      The whole bellota hams are only $1600 each. I have had one "on order" now for over a year, while the euro (and the price) continues to climb. The pigs are fed acorns for their last few months of life. Who knows if I will ever see this pig, but you can buy small packages, which I can only hope they have in stock.

      1. re: mythomane
        kelarry Jun 21, 2008 10:12 PM

        Nasu Blanca did a wonderful Jamon Iberico appetizer for a few months before they closed down.

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