After almost a year in the making, Old Major at 3316 Tejon St. will launch its charcuterie program to the public this week. In 2013, Old Major received certification for a HACCP plan (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points to ensure food safety) for salumi production and has an abundance of dry-aged, cured meats ready for consumption.
“We have been working with the Department of Environmental Health and waiting for a year to dry-age and launch the perfect salamis, whole cured muscles, pates and terrains from our innovative charcuterie room at Old Major,” said chef and co-owner Justin Brunson. “The charcuterie plates will show the time and passion we spent to source the perfect pork, select and butcher them properly as well as illustrate our nose-to-tail philosophy.”
Starting this week, Old Major will offer a chef’s daily selection of five meats for $15 per plate on the dinner and bar menu. Below is an example of what a plate might look like:
1. Duroc Salami (salt);
2. Monkey Meat Salami (IMT Merlot garlic and pepper);
3. Calabres Salami (Vermouth, Calabrian Chile);
4. Copa (cured salt, sugar, paprika, cayenne and juniper);
5. Guanciale (sage, rosemary and garlic).
For the past year, Old Major has cured Lomo, Loinza, Coppa, Lardo, Orange Fennel Salami, Sopresata, Calabrese-Style Salami, Nauja and Guanciale. For more information on the charcuterie program or to book an online reservation at Old Major, go to http://oldmajordenver.com or call 720-420-0622.