Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Nadine Levy Redzepi of Downtime: Deliciousness at Home | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

Washington DC & Baltimore Tomatoes Bethesda

Vace in Bethesda -- San Marazano(?) Canned Tomatoes


Restaurants & Bars 3

Vace in Bethesda -- San Marazano(?) Canned Tomatoes

Bill | May 20, 2002 04:15 PM

Now that I'm an A&H regular, I like stop by Vace Italian Deli afterwards. This week, I picked up Parmesan Cheese, fresh Italian sausage, frozen gnocchi, frozen pumpkin agnoletti, frozen eggplant parmesan, a 1.5lb. can of sardines packed in salt ($16.50), and six slices of fresh pancetta, which I'll dice up and freeze individually.

What else is good at Vace? Anything I'm missing? How are the sauces? Pizza dough? Is the Mortadella fresh?

They do not, however, carry San Marazano(?) canned tomatoes. In fact, all I saw was Sun of Italy and Pomi(?). Where do Washington/Maryland hounds buy these? Are they worth the price? Is there a particular brand name that I need to look out for?

Not that Mario Batali is the final authority, but I heard him say that that is all he uses, even in summer when fresh may be available.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound