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grilledcheese Mar 13, 2008 11:07 PM

Yes, HORSE! I had it as La Palette and loved it.

Any other horse on offer in Toronto?

  1. pinstripeprincess Mar 13, 2008 11:13 PM

    someone will inevitably say batifole for their horse tartare, but i find the delicate sweetness of horse meat is sadly long gone after they mix in the obscene amount of onion and mustard they use.

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      Splendid Wine Snob Mar 14, 2008 08:42 AM

      Yes, obscene amount of capers, onions, mustard etc... in almost every tartare that I order in this city. I can't even taste the meat anymore.

      The problem is that most people are completely divided in the tartare camp. Some (like us) prefer it almost naked. Essentially this is the classic version. IMO, accoutrements like capers, and onions should simply serve to enhance the quality of the meat, in addition to the overall texture of the dish. This is particularly true of horse meat because of it's delicate sweetness.

      If you don't like raw meat, and/or are afraid of it, why order it?

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        hungry_pangolin Mar 16, 2008 10:26 AM

        I weigh in with my agreement about Batifole's tartare. The night that I had it, I don't think that it was mustard, but a hot sauce (?!?) of some sort. I had a serious sweat going on. I might order it again, but I'll specify that they *halve* the volume of additional ingredients.

    2. grandgourmand Mar 14, 2008 04:25 AM

      They have horse carpaccio at 7 numbers. I really like the place, but this one's disappointing. It's a very skimpy portion.

      1. estufarian Mar 14, 2008 07:34 AM

        Coca often has a Bresaola version (either on their 'deli-meat' platter or individually).

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          torontofoodiegirl Mar 16, 2008 09:39 AM

          They also had a horse carpaccio special when I was there recently. I also had a lovely horse carpaccio at Amuse Bouche.

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          yumyumdimsum Mar 15, 2008 02:44 PM

          I had a great horse tenderloin at Pangea on Bay. Pricey but SO GOOD!

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            c_snapper Mar 16, 2008 08:49 AM

            i believe they also serve it at Amuse Bouche

            My PM at work was going to celebrate her birthday there, until she found out that horse is on the menu. She doesn't ride anymore, but she rode growing up so she is now boycotting the restaurant. lol.

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              JamieK Mar 16, 2008 01:01 PM

              I know how she feels. I used to ride too and I have a problem with eating horse meat, even though I'm fairly adventurous foodwise. I know I will never eat horse meat but I wouldn't go so far as to avoid a restaurant because of it, lol.

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                grilledcheese Mar 16, 2008 01:19 PM

                You're missing out. It is delicious.

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