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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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    chefdilettante RE: PatrickG 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:


    1. woodleyparkhound RE: PatrickG Aug 7, 2010 06:36 PM

      I had it tonight at Sonoma Wine Bar.

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

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        rlhall01 RE: PatrickG 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

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          mt7187 RE: PatrickG 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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            PatrickG RE: mt7187 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.

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              mt7187 RE: PatrickG 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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            Giggling Gourmand RE: PatrickG 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

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