Arrop i talleates
Posted 25 July 2002 - 03:13 PM
The language looks like Catalan to me. Am I close?
Posted 25 July 2002 - 08:32 PM
Arrop i Talleates is pumpkin that is stewed, or cooked confit style, in grape must. It is a spanish product and you may be right in guessing that is Catalan. I do not know the exact origin.
It seems to have been an old traditional product that has recently drawn new attention. I love the tobacco and leather like qualities balanced with the sweet reduced syrup, much like an old balsamic. A cross section of the large pieces shows a beautiful light colored interior.
I have served it as a garnish with foie gras in the past and we used it as a condiment with some of our cheese offerings.
You can find it retail at stores like Murray's Cheese Shop. I believe Sini Fulvi imports it exclusively for now.
Have you tasted this product anywhere other than at Blue Hill?
Posted 26 July 2002 - 07:14 AM
There's some more information on the arrop part of the deal right here.
Posted 26 July 2002 - 09:01 AM
I am crazy about this product as well. I first used it at March Restaurant with Wayne Nish. I am not sure if he is using it on his menu now but you might consider checking with him. He has a very creative approach to using ingredients in a different way than in their traditional context.
I would be interested in hearing what you discover.