Friday, June 16, 2017

Salume Beddu Is Now Offering Lunch at Parker's Table

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 6:16 AM

click to enlarge Parker's Table is located in Richmond Heights. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • Parker's Table is located in Richmond Heights.
Salume Beddu, local maker of artisanal European-style cured meats, opened its lunch service at Parker’s Table (7118 Oakland Avenue, Richmond Heights; 314-645-2050) the week of May 23. After running their own storefront operation at their Hampton Avenue facility, the owners of Salume Beddu severed the two components. Now operations are based in a bigger space in Olivette and sandwiches are sold out of the Richmond Heights shop.

Tucked away on a quiet block near the intersection of Skinker and Clayton, Parker’s Table began as a wine and cheese boutique. Its offerings now include everything from bloody mary mix to fresh pasta to beer and now, sandwiches.

Says Parker’s Table owner John Parker, “We’ve been friends for a long time and it just came up in conversation. It was one of those things were two people are talking and both looking to make changes, and those changes happened to be mutually agreeable.”

Since opening six years ago, Parker’s Table has expanded, taking down walls and increasing the amount and variety of goods for purchase. Its latest addition, a full kitchen, enabled the collaboration with Salume Beddu. “Now we’ve hit the back wall,” John Parker says. “There are no more walls to take down.” But the shop does plan to continue growing — the shop has purchased the space next door and plans to use it for events, possibly as soon as this fall.

Lunch is offered 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Wine buyer and shop manager Cara Flaherty says, “people tend to congregate" around the one communal table on weekends, but they envision the lunch service to mostly be grab-and-go. Their sandwich boxes are priced around the $10 mark, and include Billy Goat chips (flavored with Salume Beddu spices, naturally) and a choice of sparkling water. If you’re feeling frisky, you could purchase a can of wine instead.

The small menu features just a handful of  options: a prosciutto cotto sandwich, speck with gruyere, their take on the muffaletta, salami with provolone and a roasted veggie. Seasonal specials will also be offer.

Scroll down for more photos of the sandwich operation.

click to enlarge The muffaletta. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The muffaletta.
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click to enlarge The store features a large variety of wine. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The store features a large variety of wine.
click to enlarge The communal table. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The communal table.
click to enlarge Salume Beddu menu. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • Salume Beddu menu.
click to enlarge The roasted veggie sandwich. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The roasted veggie sandwich.
click to enlarge Sandwiches come with chips and your choice of water, or you can purchase wine instead. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • Sandwiches come with chips and your choice of water, or you can purchase wine instead.
click to enlarge The lunch service is mostly grab-and-go. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The lunch service is mostly grab-and-go.



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