Where to procure an over-the-top muffuletta?
- letsindulge Nov 4, 2012 07:25 PM
Hosting a casual last minute meet & greet for ex-pat N.O. couple and don't have time to shop for, & make my own. Willing to travel within 20 mile radius of Sunnyvale. Any suggested side dishes to serve along with? TIA.
Noted the top link from RL suggests Murphy's on Mission, I tried Murphy's "Muffaleta at the Walnut Creek store and found it wanting.
Smoked ham, salami & provolone or smoked turkey breast & provolone with our homemade olive mix and mayo on a hot new orleans muffalleta bread.
marinated olive salad, capicola, mortadella, salami, pepperoni, ham, Swiss cheese and provolone.
560 Mission is somewhat outside the 20 miles radius.
The best muffaletta I have had outside of the New Orleans-Metarie area is the one they occasionally serve out of the Ebbett's Good to Go food truck. They do not always have them - not served on a traditional muffaletta roll but on Semi Freddi's focaccia. Olive salad they make is very good. Next might be at Genova deli in Walnut Creek, but they toast them. In New Olreans I usually have them cold - exception is at Napolean House. I thought the muffaletta at Angeline's in Berkeley was just OK - olive salad was a little too salty for my taste. The muf from Suzie Q's food truck is just terrible - grilled meats toast in a French roll with some type of dressing that was not olive based salad.
Is the Genova Deli in Walnut Creek run by the same people as the Oakland one?
What meats do they put on the muffaletta? At Oakland I have them put the muffaletta spread on my Italian combo of mortadella and galantina. A very good sandwich, but not a muffaletta like the one I bought at Streetcar Sandwiches and took on the plane many years ago. I tried Angeline's version once and was not impressed.
In the long ago past, I've ordered muffalettas from Central Grocery in NOLA and had them fedex them out (at a fairly reasonable cost). I don't know if they still do this or not, but it should be worth a call.