The Muffuletta is a tasty slab of a sandwich from New Orleans that incorporates cured meats and cheeses — usually Genoa salami, mortadella and either capocollo or some kind of ham – with piquant olive salad and a wide, soft roll. Although usually closely identified with the Bayou, several New York eateries, such as Primo’s, R&D and Fort Defiance, offer their own variants on this Cajun Classic. Petee’s Cafe (and pie shop!) also stands out for its authenticity in imitating the original.
- A muffuletta is a New Orleans sandwich featuring cured meats and sharp olive salad on a soft, round roll.
- Although usually associated with Louisiana, you can get good muffulettas at a variety of New York fixtures such as Primo, R&D, Petee’s and Fort Defiance.
- Petee’s, a Cafe and pie shop, offers a more meat-heavy (but very authentic) take on the muffuletta.
“Here is a muffuletta disguised as a finger food, a snack-size slice designed to provide ballast for a second Martini. The cured meats (mortadella, Genoa salami, capocollo piccante) and sharp provolone come from Di Palo, the olive salad from the Central Grocery mother ship, and the custom-made bread from Roger Gural’s Arcade Bakery a few blocks away.”