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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tattie's Gourmet Deli reopens in Milford

I met up with Tattie Bellucci last week for an upcoming story in the Hometown Enquirer edition. Tattie is the proprietor of Tattie's Gourmet Deli, which recently reopened in historic Milford from Fairfax.

The deli's vivid decor is reminiscent of the artwork of illustrator Mary Engelbreit, a little folksy, brightly-colored and whimsical. Tattie's best-selling sandwich, for which she says the shop is locally renowned, is the Poppy, featuring rosemary shaved lamb, topped with mayo, mint jelly, red onion and lamb au jus. Another popular favorite is the Tatty, featuring a rare London port roast beef, topped with bernaise, mayo, red onion and tomatoes.

I tried the Portobelly sandwich, one of three vegetarian selections. The combination was very tasty: balsamic marinaded portobella, red onion, roasted red pepper, spinach, tomato, sprouts topped by provolone cheese and sundried tomato pesto sauce.

Tattie also offers a classic twist on traditional salad favorites, like tarragon macaroni & cheese, oriental vegetables, roasted garlic vegetables and edamame bean salad. While I was there, a local reverend walked in and he told me the deli's dill cranberry shallot chicken salad is not to be beat.

The deli also offers dinners to go, orderable by email. Offerings are limited currently to soup, salad and a loaf of French bread, but Tattie says she hopes to expand the menu soon. Be sure to try her huckleberry vinaigette. Dinners range from $12.95 for two people to $25.95 for four people.

Tattie's is at 233 Main Street. Call ahead with orders at


at 7:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tatties food is different and good. The decor is lively, but the downfall is Tattie herself, as she reminds me of Izzy Kadetz, only not as nice as Izzy. She is always crabby, and I don't think she has ever uttered the words 'Thank You'. I've stopped going there completely, because of her constant crabbing.

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