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LARDO! LARDO! LARDO! -where to buy/find ???

PatrickG Aug 5, 2010 10:43 AM

Just curious to know if any one would know where in the general metropolitan area one could actually buy “Lardo” –delicious cured pork fat….. Any takers?

I recently had bread and Lardo at Momofuku’s ssäm bar bar and fell madly in love with this angelic, porky, butter-like substance.

I need it again.

Alas I live in DC –which is why I’m reaching out to my fellow chowhoundians for help. So.. Help!

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    Giggling Gourmand Aug 10, 2010 08:56 AM

    Two Amy's has it on their menu. Not the BEST lardo I've had, but decent.

    Two Amys
    3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

    1. m
      mt7187 Aug 8, 2010 07:47 PM

      Just picked some up yesterday morning at Butcher's Block in Old Town, along with some house-cured flat pancetta! Butcher's Block rules.

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      1. re: mt7187
        PatrickG Aug 10, 2010 10:39 AM

        I wish butchers block was closer to me..... I live closer to the DC metro area. Nice to know I might be able to find a butcher with some lardo.

        1. re: PatrickG
          mt7187 Aug 10, 2010 01:42 PM

          The Butcher's Block I'm referring to is actually in Old Town Alexandria (VA) not annapolis!

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        rlhall01 Aug 8, 2010 06:06 PM

        north mountain pastures at the sunday market at bloomingdale- big bear cafe has lardo, salo (ukrainian cured fatback) as well as a number of other cures of meat: Bresaola, lonzino, proccuito, lomo, etc

        1. woodleyparkhound Aug 7, 2010 06:36 PM

          I had it tonight at Sonoma Wine Bar.

          Sonoma Restaurant
          223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

          1. c
            chefdilettante Aug 5, 2010 10:52 AM

            If you can't find local, one option is the lardo made by La Quercia, who make beautiful products:


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