A new lunch spot, Dali Mamma, has set up shop on beautiful Maiden Lane in downtown Albany. The café is a committed localvoire (using only regional produce) and offers consumers a fresh and unique farm-to-table eating experience. Katrin Haldeman, the Dali Mamma herself, is sharing some information about some of her favorite and crucial ingredients used in her menu.
Warning: Don’t read if hungry!
My chutney is a combination of apple, plums, tomato, onion, garlic, currants, spices and love – when it is cooking down it smells like every great holiday or family dinner. Warm, sweet and nostalgic. It makes me think of my grandma and my favorite place on Earth – my mother’s kitchen table.
All of my bread comes from The Cookie Factory in Troy. Cibatta is a substantial roll that is nice and crusty on the outside, while soft and delicious on the inside. It’s the way bread is supposed to be – hearty and wholesome from your local baker.
Anyone who has visited one of the Capital District’s Farmer’s Markets and has had the good sense to pop a sample of this green deliciousness into their mouth can tell you that there is no other pesto that even comes close to tasting as good as the BuddhaPesto. It’s made by Maria Gandara & Gregor Trieste in Woodstock NY and if I were to have more children, I just might baptize them in it. It’s a favorite of the Dali Mamma.
Now that we have worked up your appetite set some time aside to visit the Dali Mamma located at 36 Maiden Lane. You won’t regret it. Swing by Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for a taste explosion.
See you Downtown.