The bar's surface is embedded with mussel shells, according to the restaurant's web site, and the light fixtures are made of beer bottles and rope. "An open kitchen adds to the dynamic air, and culinary stations echo a food market, showcasing what's on the menu: the catch of the day is on ice, and cured meats hang over cheeses in the charcuterie.," the web site notes.
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Italian coppa is not imported to the United States, but that's okay. Coppa (and its cousin, capocolla) are such popular Italian pork belly natomas, that some good domestic alternatives have been developed and are available at many markets, butcher shops and specialty stores. The meat should be rosy pink ONLY. Not brown, not rust colored and not black. If the color is not right, don't buy it. If the coloring is good, look for a solid piece of meat with moderate marbling (slivers of fat running through the lean). Coppa is made from the muscle cut from the shoulder of the pig, right behind the pig's neck. It's seasoned (with salt, pepper, cinnamon, clove and/or nutmeg), rolled and stuffed into a casing. Coppa is not a smoked meat, but air cured for three or four months.
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The Sycamore is located at 2140 Mission Street. Brunch will only be served on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Call 415-252-7704 for more information.
Stir it often and keep cooking it until the gravy is thick enough. Stir in the herbs and add black pepper to taste. You will not need to add salt because the pancetta is salty enough.