Prosciutto, salame, brillat savarin and other cheeses, grilled bread, candied walnuts, cornichons, fruit compote and mustard. Happy hour $10
Carpe Diem Wine Bar, Napa CA
This wasn’t the fanciest charcuterie board I’ve ever had, but it was certainly delicious. And at ten bucks, it was a fantastic value. I loved the brillat savarin (one of my favorite cheeses) and the grilled bread and other accompaniments were yummy.
Pol Clement brut. Happy hour $6
Salami, prosciutto, cheeses, fig jam spread, olive assortment, grapes, strawberries, crackers, chocolate. $19.99
Sonoma Market, Sonoma CA
Wine tasting in Sonoma is great and and perfect with a charcuterie and cheese plate. A perfect pairing! This plate was pretty decent and I especially liked the fig jam spread.
Eva Peron salami, Campari rosemary, foie gras and truffle bologna, poached fig rillettes. $21
The Partisan, Washington DC
Mmm, this was SO delicious! Each of the meats were so distinct and flavorful. It was a toss up on which was my favorite. The tigelle bread was also a nice change from your typical toasted baguette. NOMS!
Eva Peron salami, Campari rosemary.
Poached fig rillettes, mustard, foie gras and truffle bologna.
House made charcuterie, TBOX breads, select cheese, other goodies. $16
Tinderbox Kitchen, Flagstaff AZ
This charcuterie board was delicious! I loved all the meats and the smoked duck breast was probably my favorite. Noms!
Churchill Manhattan: Bulleit rye whiskey, sweet and dry vermouth, blood orange bitters, lemon twist.
Hummingbird: champagne, elderflower liqueur, lemon, soda.
Local lamb and citrus terrine, chicken liver mousse, and jalapeño sausage. Served with Brewer’s crackers, assorted pickled vegetables, coarse mustard, and strawberry clementine marmalade. Three-item $18
Cured, San Antonio TX
The charcuterie here is amazing! Everything is made in house and the quality is wonderful. The chicken liver mousse was definitely my favorite especially with a dollop of the marmalade on top. The bartenders were also very friendly and professional and make some killer cocktails.
Cured: lemon thyme moonshine, ginger, in-house citrus bitters, cava. Happy hour $5
French country salami (garlic, black pepper, red wine), dry guanciale (garlic, clove, red wine), with baguette and pickled fennel and herbs. Small board $26
Trou Normand, San Francisco CA
Mmm, all of these were SO delicious! They were expertly made and I loved all the different textures and flavors. I also loved the pickled fennel and herbs and the little bowl of aspic was a great touch. I will definitely be back for another chef selection.
Pork pate (trumpet mushrooms, green garlic), ciccioli (black pepper, oregano), with aspic, mustard, and pickled fennel and herbs.
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Bread, tapenade, cornichons, pickled onions. $6
Blush! Wine Bar, San Francisco CA
This board was pretty good although the selection was kinda basic with what looked like prosciutto, salami, and capicola. The meats were tasty though and great with the accoutrements.
Served with bread, cornichons and mustard. $17
Proof, Washington DC
First of all, I was charged seventeen dollars when the menu read that this was fifteen, LAME! Yes, the charcuterie was tasty but I hate getting up-charged! #FAIL
Trimmed hedges, Mount Vernon.
Assorted salumi served with roasted garlic, pickled radishes and onions, and coarse mustard.
Incanto, San Francisco CA
I LOVE SALUMI! Boccalone (Chris Cosentino’s salumeria) makes some fine cured meats. They have a storefront in the SF Ferry Building, and Incanto also sold some of their products at the restaurant. The meats were SO tender and flavorful. I loved everything on the plate!
California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
Auvergne pork assorted meats, cornichons, butter. 16€
Ma Bourgogne, Paris FR
OMG, we made it to Paris and ran to the first inviting restaurant near our hotel in Le Marais neighborhood. We came across Ma Bourgogne around the corner and decided to grab a table situated on the sidewalk. (First, let me say “Wow!” It’s my first time in Paris!) This place was cash only so we had to order according to how many euros we had on us. Don’t fret, we ended up ordering more than we could eat anyway (and we never really figured out how to order the free tap water, lol).
This charcuterie plate was great and the rolled tripe was a new one for me. It was pungent and had a very strong and distinct flavor, but I tried eating as much as I could. There was A LOT on the plate so it took some time. The dark red salami(?) chunk was REALLY hard and we couldn’t even cut through it with a knife so that stayed on the plate. It was also a surprise to get butter with the charcuterie plate as if there isn’t enough fat on the plate. How do the Parisians stay SO thin?!
Bread. Complimentary (Thank god, everything is expensive here!)
I think the bread was great everywhere we went!
Place des Vosges. This beautiful square is across the street for the restaurant and appears to be a popular place to sit, picnic, and relax. It was overcast when we arrived and even started drizzling while we ate, but that didn’t last long. The next few days would be hot, hot, hot!
Served with arugula and olive oil. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA
You would think that this much fat would feel gross in your mouth or taste gross – not true! This was frickin’ delicious and the texture was fabulous. SO much flavor!
International Fountain, Seattle Center.
Half size charcuterie plate with 3 items, served with cornichons. I chose Zoe’s Meats salami (air dried pork salami made in Seattle), jambon cru serrano (air cured ham from the Spanish Pyrenees), and pate albigeois (country-stly pork pate). $7
Le Pichet, Seattle WA
Mmm, I love charcuterie plates! This was really good and I think the pate was my favorite. So simple, so delicious!
Baguette and butter. Complimentary
Schubert Sonata, 1992, Mark di Suvero, Olympic Sculpture Park. Painted and unpainted steel.