I discovered Tarry Market after having dinner at the neighboring Batali restaurant, Tarry Lodge. Not overwhelming like NYC’s Eataly, you can actually find the products you need, and sit down for an espresso and pastry after shopping.
Tarry Market features the finest of European and local artisanal products, uniquely blending a contemporary, handcrafted food focus with an old-time industrial aesthetic. Here you’ll find fresh hand-made pasta, cured meats from Salumi (Mario’s family’s renowned outpost in Seattle), daily-baked breads, focaccia and pastry, assorted formaggi, a cutting edge rotisserie, a self-serve wine enomatic, and a precise mix of European import and local specialty goods.
I immediately went to the baked goods section – gazed at the focaccia selection – and claimed a Prosciutto & Tomato focaccia. I highly recommend this flavor - chunks of prosciutto, tomatoes that pack a punch to your taste buds, and sweet onions just make your mouth sing with joy.
A beautiful artisinal focaccia also caught my eye, but I decided to peruse the rest of the market before filling my basket with just bread.
Prosciutto di Parma
The meat department sold a nice selection – rabbit, veal, steaks, and sausage. The butcher was friendly, and we even compared cooking methods for the pork, parsley and cheese sausage I selected.
Cooking pork sausage
In a sauté pan, add sausage and pour in water (to cover link(s) about halfway). When water has evaporated, pierce sausage and let the sausage cook in its own oil.
At this point, I brown all sides of the sausage and slice them on a cutting board. I add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, and sliced onions. Sautee for about 2 minutes, and add slices sausage back. Feel free to add slices of pepper to the pan.
At the end of my food shopping spree, I stopped by the cafe for a large cup of French Pressed coffee ($2.75) and a delightful piece of French Toast, which my husband drizzled with honey.
I also gazed at the selection of sandwiches – starting price of $4.95 – from prosciutto to mortadella to primosale cheese. Treats are also made fresh daily, like French Toast madeleines, and various Italian pastries.
Next door to the Tarry Market is Tarry Wine Merchants, a whole other adventure. Quoting their website:
Tarry Wine Merchants specializes in European wines, strongly focusing on the wines of Italy. Joe Bastianich’s hand-selected collection of wines specifically represents each region of the country. A large window on the store’s back wall displays a tantalizing view of the cheese cave at Tarry Market. Tarry Market and Tarry Wine Merchants are the destination to create an authentic Italian dinner, or simply to enjoy an espresso and fresh pastry at the café.
Tarry Market and Tarry Wine Merchants
179 North Main Street
Port Chester, NY 10573