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Tete de veau and Andouillette

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bab3033 Jul 19, 2007 06:40 AM

Does anyone know of a place in NYC that serves either Tete de veau or Andouillette? I did the food search on menupages and found that L'Absinthe had a tete de veau salad; but was interested in other options

Thanks!

  1. guttergourmet Jul 19, 2007 11:25 AM

    Momofuku ssam bar- veal headcheese.

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    1. re: guttergourmet
      Wilfrid Jul 20, 2007 08:23 AM

      Head cheese, which is easy to find in Manhattan, is essentially a kind of ballotine of pig's or calf's head. As for a real tete de veau, the only alternative I know to L'Absinthe is L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, where the chef recently put a crispy tete de veau on the entree menu. It will set you back more than forty dollars, but it's unbelievably good.

      Some pictures here: http://pinkpignyc.typepad.com/at_the_...

      I have never been able to find andouillette. In fact, I think that was the first question I ever posted on Chowhound. Not in this town, it seems.

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        bab3033 Jul 23, 2007 09:29 AM

        Thanks all - -we went to L'Absinthe on Saturday and the tete de veau was divine! Love your blog Wilfrid! Will be saving my pennies for L'Atelier!

        1. re: Wilfrid
          Robert Lauriston Jan 9, 2008 03:54 PM

          No change in the andouillette situation since July?

      2. AKR Jul 19, 2007 07:01 AM

        Try Cafe Napoleon and/or Tout va Bien, both are in the theater district and offer traditional French fare. I've had the TdV at TvB.

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          RGR Jul 19, 2007 11:08 AM

          Chez Napoleon's website: http://www.cheznapoleon.com

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