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Jul 19, 2007 06:40 AM

Tete de veau and Andouillette

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


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  1. 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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    1. Momofuku ssam bar- veal headcheese.

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      1. re: guttergourmet

        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:

        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.

        1. re: Wilfrid

          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

            No change in the andouillette situation since July?