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ISO Botargo in GTA

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mrbluemeanie Mar 5, 2010 10:00 AM

Searching everywhere for this, and can't seem to find. I know that there are probably a dozen alias', but even guesses might help. Thanks!

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  1. estufarian RE: mrbluemeanie Mar 7, 2010 04:43 PM

    Pusateri's have it for sure (in the cabinet that holds the caviar). BUT be prepared to open your wallet wide. I believe it's called Bottarga there.

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      mrbluemeanie RE: estufarian Mar 8, 2010 05:36 AM

      Thanks - checked Pussateri's out - they have it from time to time - but were out of it when I was there. They said around $70 for a few of ounces. I'm sure there has to be a someone with it in Little Portugal / Little Italy - the search continues. Thanks!

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      nuggieg RE: mrbluemeanie Mar 8, 2010 05:41 AM

      I have seen it a La Salumeria at Yonge and Glebe.

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        toveggiegirl RE: mrbluemeanie Mar 8, 2010 05:59 AM

        The Seafood Depot has Tuna Bottarga.
        http://www.seafooddepot.ca/product-Tu...

        You can try any of the better fish mongers in Toronto (like City Fish or Diane's Seafood) or Lotus Catering and Fine Foods (1960 Lawrence Ave. E. near Pharmacy Ave., 416-757-8315) which, according to an article in The Star, sells Mullet Bottarga.

        1. redearth RE: mrbluemeanie Mar 8, 2010 06:14 AM

          Perhaps the best place to find bottarga is in the strip of Lawrence Ave. E. in Scarborough called Lawrence of Arabia:

          http://www.thestar.com/Life/article/2...

          1. pinstripeprincess RE: mrbluemeanie Feb 12, 2012 04:23 PM

            *bump*

            any new sightings? you can pick up a whole roe at the cheese boutique for about $38, it looks authentic from all the labeling so i'm not sure how pusateri's can charge what they do. also, any confirmations if its mullet roe vs another fish?

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              mrbluemeanie RE: pinstripeprincess Mar 14, 2012 11:13 AM

              I've had some luck purchasing it from a certain restaurant. But no longer. Going to try to go by the Cheese Boutique this weekend. Thanks for the tip and
              bump.

            2. DarthRiesling RE: mrbluemeanie Mar 16, 2012 05:17 AM

              Coppi restaurant, in my humble estimates, sources out the best product made from Mullet and Tuna. i believe it's origins are Sicilian. The fresh pasta chittara with Botarga is beyond reproach.

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