HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

Discussion

Buttariga (Bottarga) and other Sardinian ingredients in Bay Area?

Does anyone know a good place in the Bay Area to find Sardian speciality foods? I'm particularly looking for Buttariga (Bottarga).

Thank you!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. April 2010 thread. To my knowledge, no significant updates.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/700486

    1. specchio does a weeklong bottarga-themed thing, i believe

      1. La Ciccia for Sardianian meals.
        Substitute wūyúzi if all else fails.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/496437

        -----
        La Ciccia
        291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

        1. The Pasta Shop has bottarga sometimes.

          -----
          Pasta Shop
          5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

          1. As a quick aside, the process of drying and curing mullet roe is not exclusive to Sardinia. There's a regional tradition of doing so along the coasts of northern Florida and also North Carolina, where mullet are also in abaundance. See the link below:

            http://www.ncfolk.org/ncfood/driedmul...

            Not sure if any regional purveyors can ship out here, but looking for distributors in the Southeast U.S. is another potential source of the product.