Our Man Sietsema at Salumeria Rosi
This week, Our Man Sietsema tastes his way through Cesare Casella's Salumeria Rosi--a charcuterie shop with cooked dishes as well. Our Man finds the charcuterie to be pretty good, but he saves most of his love for Casella's cooking.
The salumeria serves Parmacotto products from Italy:
But while Parmacotto's products are wholesome and tasty, they're also a bit boring if you're used to the quirky, local cured meats found throughout Italy.
While the Parmacotto selections fail to dazzle, Our Man likes the small selection of domestic charcuterie, including the guanciale (cured pig jowl) from Chelsea's Salumeria Biellese. (This is an amazing place. If you haven't been, and you like charcuterie, you should call in sick and go now.)
The cooking done at Salumeria Rosi follows from Casella's previous two restaurants (Beppe and Maremma), and Our Man calls it mostly "stunning." He finds the small serving of lasagna "unforgettable," and most of the other dishes also win superlative adjectives.
Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto
283 Amsterdam Avenue 212-877-4800
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