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Lamazou-merci Dieu

guttergourmet Mar 23, 2009 08:25 PM

Whenever I'm in Montreal I go everyday to a little boucherie/charcuterie called Marche de la Villette where I start my day with some saucission d'ail or pate de truffe or rosette de lyon on a baguette with dijon and cornichons and I sigh "why Dieu can't we have a little place like this in NYC?" After reading the NY Times article about Lamazou's sandwiches last week, I dared to hope. Sure enough, a cheese selection to rival anyplace andbaguettes from Balthazar. I ordered two half sandwiches-smoked duck breast sliced with some brie and the obligatory cornichons and dijon on a fresh baguette and the duck liver mousse with just the mustard and the cornichons. Ooh la la. C'est magnifique. Next time I try the wild boar and venison pates. Other nationalities (Spanish and Italian) are also well represented as I also took home a rosemary rind encrusted manchego and two ciabatta rolls..

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    ESNY RE: guttergourmet Mar 24, 2009 06:42 AM

    Lamazou is great. After reading the article in the Times, i've been meaning to get back there and try the duck and brie sandwich.

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      pellegrino31 RE: guttergourmet Mar 24, 2009 08:21 AM

      I love Lamazou. My fiance introduced me to that place a few years ago when he worked in the neighborhood. I credit them for making the best crafted sandwich I've ever had - it was just tomato and mozzarella on ciabatta, but they constructed it in such a way where the bread and fillings were completely in synch and there was none of the usual shifting around that I often experience with sandwiches.

      1. DaveCook RE: guttergourmet Mar 25, 2009 08:48 PM

        I've only been to Lamazou once, recently, on a tip, and was very impressed:


        And as pellegrino31 noted, the fillings were completely in synch -- even the all-important cornichons.

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          guttergourmet RE: DaveCook Mar 26, 2009 07:37 AM

          Dave-I'm a big fan of Eating in Translation.

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            kobetobiko RE: DaveCook Mar 26, 2009 08:47 AM

            I am a big fan of your blog as well! :D

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            venezuelan RE: guttergourmet Mar 26, 2009 08:34 AM

            Their Lamazou Caprice is one of my all-time favorite sandwiches.
            They def know how to put together a sandwich so it doesn't shift and slide all over the bread (I hate that!)

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              kathryn RE: guttergourmet Mar 26, 2009 08:53 AM

              My entire office is obssessed with Lamazou and has been for the last two years. Damn the NYT for spilling the beans!

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