Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day Two Eighty Two - Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto

Tonight I plan to catch up with some girlfriends over wine, small plates, cheese and cured meats (not for me, but for others..)  at Salumeria Rosi, Cesare Casella's resto/wine bar/cheese & salume shop. Casella's resume is extensive -- including being the executive chef at Coco Pazzo in the 1990s and more recently owning and being the executive chef at Maremma...among various television features and more! In late 2008, he ventured into a partnership with the Rosi family. The Rosi family has been in the salumi business for generations and generations. By partnering with Casella, the vision is for a traditional salumerie in Italy -- the place where you go for goodies; to visit and chat with people in the neighborhood and to enjoy a nice glass of wine and a snack.

You might think why does she who doesn't eat meat like this place if it such a meat-centric locale?

I love it because it makes New York feel like a small town -- it is the true neighborhood resto / grocer. And reasonably priced to boot! Nervous about what to order? The waiters and counter staff are super knowledgable and will help direct your choices. Next time you are on the Upper West Side, it's totally worth checking out! Even if you just go in to get some of their delish taralli and breadsticks, it will transport you out of Manhattan to a small salumeria in the Italian countryside.

Salumeria Rosi
283 Amsterdam Ave
NYC 10023

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