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hunting buffalo

eatsies Feb 3, 2007 01:10 PM

does anyone know where to get buffalo or bison meat in montreal?
or mammoth?

  1. carswell Feb 3, 2007 01:17 PM

    Several butchers at Jean Talon Market sell buffalo and/or bison: Prince Noir, Volailles et gibiers du marché and La boucherie du marché for a start. On the Plateau, head to Fernanado on Roy. Not too sure about mammoth, however. Where's the nearest glacier?

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      skinner Feb 3, 2007 01:31 PM

      Chez Vito has bison, at Fairmount and St. Urbain

      1. blork Feb 3, 2007 01:35 PM

        I saw bison and venison at Loblaw's today. (I'm not saying you should buy your meat from Loblaw's -- I'm just saying I saw it there...)

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          Campofiorin Feb 5, 2007 05:52 AM

          They also have bison and some more game meat at Maison du Rôti on Mont-Royal btw Chabot and Bordeaux.

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          1. re: Campofiorin
            carswell Feb 5, 2007 06:04 AM

            Last June, Maison du Rôti was caught selling beef as much pricier bison. While they're probably walking a very straight line these days, that report and dissatisfaction with several other of their products (in particular the duck confit) have pretty much convinced me to avoid the place.


            1. re: carswell
              Campofiorin Feb 5, 2007 10:37 AM

              That was actually in june 2005. I'm by no means defending the place but I've always been pretty satisfied with what I bought there and the level of service. I do admit that their veal can't compete with what I can get at Veau de Charlevoix at JTM though.

              1. re: Campofiorin
                carswell Feb 5, 2007 11:02 AM

                Selling beef as bison was in 2005 but they were caught selling red deer as bison in 2006. "La pratique semble s'être poursuivie cette année. L'équipe de Radio-Canada a commandé des tests d'ADN sur huit morceaux achetés entre février et avril 2006. Cette fois, l'un des échantillons de viande vendue comme du bison était en fait du wapiti. Le propriétaire de la Maison du Rôti a refusé d'accorder une entrevue à l'équipe de Radio-Canada."

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            Campofiorin Feb 5, 2007 12:36 PM

            I didn't read that far. Thanks for the cue.

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