King of PastramiMay 8, 2007 at 11:54 am | Posted in food | 6 Comments
I think you have a picture of hot pastrami somewhere in your many websites. Where can I get it in Paris? I’m hungry.Thanks for the tip,
I got this brief comment on my About page this morning, and it occurred to me that the answer really deserved its own post.
This is the hot pastrami in question. I am sad to report, however, that the only place in Paris to get this particular hot pastrami sandwich is in my apartment. Because I made it. And I don’t know of any restaurant or deli in these parts that serves it.
I can tell you where I got my pastrami, though.
It came from the Marais, from a deli known, appropriately, as The King of Pastrami. It’s located at number 26, Rue des Rosiers, and the phone number is visible in the photo I linked. The owner is the world’s biggest mensch (seriously, ask me about it sometime), and the pastrami is excellent.
Of course, that only gets you half of the way to your hot pastrami sandwich. For the rest, I recommend hitting the bakery across the street for a pretty decent rye bread and then, when you get home, use this technique to get the pastrami hot, juicy, and perfectly pliable.
Spread on some mustard (Moutarde a l’Ancienne suits me fine), and you’re good to go. But hey, if any of my readers know a place that will do all the work for you, please let us know in the comments!
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