Food store in Paris, France: Da Rosa Jamon Jabugo Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Da Rosa
Food store

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: 01 40 51 00 09
Address: 62, rue de Seine
Paris, 75006
Country: France

Look carefully when you admire the window of this new store in the rue de Seine just near the rue de Baci market. You will see some legs of Spanish hams in the window. So what you ask? Well, these are simply the finest hams in the world. Even Joel Robuchon buys hams for his L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon from Da Rosa. And so do many other top stores and restaurants including the Hotel de Crillon, the Meurice, Restaurant Helene Darroze and Guy Savoy's Le Chiberta.
The hams are at the very expensive end of the scale (250 Euros per kilo) but they are worth every penny you pay. If you want to see why people become obsessed with Spanish ham then order some slices of the Jamon Iberique de Bellota from the village of Jabugo - some of which have been aged for three years.
Go downstairs and peruse the wines and also take a peek around the corner of the cellar and you will see the hams curing in ideal conditions. We were delighted on our most recent visit to find two of our favourite Provencal reds (Chateau Simone and Domaine Hauvette), the well-made Chateau de Cazeneuve from the Coteaux du Languedoc appellation and a Domaine Chaves from Crozes Hermitage.
You can also buy a range of caviars, high-quality smoked salmon, excellent foie gras, top quality chocolate, truffles and bottarga from Greece (Poutargue Royale de Messolongi). They even sell those stands to hold the legs of Spanish ham for display.
Snacks and coffee are available upstairs in the small café area.
There is currently a rumour that Da Rosa is about to open a second venue in the 10th arrondissement to be called Roselito. It is scheduled to open in March.
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