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Anyone come across 'Jambon De Bayonne' in Toronto?!

Charles Yu Jun 27, 2009 06:12 PM

So far, I have read postings about where to find Prosciutto di Palma or Jamon Iberico in Toronto. My question is - ' Has any fellow chowhounder come across a place where they sell Jambon De Bayonne, preferably freshly sliced from a whole leg?!' At least McEwan does not carry it. How about Pusaterri or places inside SLM? Thx!

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    childofthestorm RE: Charles Yu Jun 27, 2009 06:31 PM

    Pretty sure I've seen it at Scheffler's in SLM, albeit not the whole leg.

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      Charles Yu RE: childofthestorm Jun 27, 2009 09:27 PM

      Thanks! May be I'll check it out one morning!

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      Cat123 RE: Charles Yu Jun 28, 2009 07:05 AM

      I believe I have seen it at Cumbrae's, sliced in the deli section.

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        lamaranthe RE: Charles Yu Jun 28, 2009 08:47 AM

        You might want to call La Salumeria or drop by. It is located 2021 Yonge (North of Davisville) - 416-486-8327. Excellent selection of salami and other cured meats, including bresaola and prosciutto di Parma. Staples also abound: olive oils, vinegars and many types of anchovies.

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          Charles Yu RE: lamaranthe Jun 28, 2009 10:01 AM

          Many Thanks! First time I've heard of this place! Will check it out!

        2. kenthecook RE: Charles Yu Jun 28, 2009 02:02 PM

          try the cheese boutique I think they might carry it

          1. estufarian RE: Charles Yu Jul 1, 2009 04:17 PM

            Hi Charles,
            Good luck in your quest. However, having had Bayonne Ham in Bayonne, I've never bothered searching it out here!
            It is sweeter than most hams - and just didn't seem to go well with anything (OK in a baguette with mustard would work). And it's relatively expensive (for what you get).

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              Charles Yu RE: estufarian Jul 1, 2009 05:22 PM

              Yes my friend! Fond memories of eating them in France was the reason for my sudden urge and quest! The new Patisserie Sebastian on Yonge and Lawrence do make a Bayonne ham sandwich. Not sure whether its the real thing though!

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                grandgourmand RE: Charles Yu Jul 1, 2009 06:24 PM

                I'm 97.3% sure that I've seen it at Scheffler's. Next to the iberico stuff.

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                  tjr RE: grandgourmand Jul 1, 2009 07:21 PM

                  Add an extra 2.6%, because I've seen it there as well.

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                    Charles Yu RE: tjr Jul 1, 2009 07:34 PM

                    Wow! Are you guys ' Vulcan chowhounders'? Sooo precise with you numbers! I hate to be the one pouring you wine by the glass in restaurants. You must want it exact to the 'nano litres'! Ha!

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                      tjr RE: Charles Yu Jul 1, 2009 08:09 PM

                      To bring it up to 99.9%, Charles! I'm actually a non-Vulcan, in that case -- I much prefer when they overpour!

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              carmspadola RE: Charles Yu Jul 14, 2009 07:41 AM

              I was at Salumeria at Yonge and Davis a couple of Saturdays ago and bought some Bresaola - about 200 grams came out to $17 or so. They also just started selling Jamon Iberico but that will likely cost you around $75 for 100 grams.

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