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Veal cheeks?

BobB Jan 5, 2009 10:51 AM

Had these in NYC this past weekend - braised, served with sauteed wild mushrooms and caramelized cipollito onions - and it was absolutely one of the best dishes I've tasted in years, incredibly rich and tender. Who does veal cheeks in Boston? And does anyone know a butcher who sells them so I can make my own?

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    lovinlinecook Jan 5, 2009 11:08 AM

    I'm sure both Savenor's and John Dewars would be able to get them if you pre-ordered them.

    1. BobB Jan 24, 2009 11:54 AM

      I'm going to give this one bump to see if anyone knows of a restaurant in Boston offering veal cheeks.

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      1. re: BobB
        barleywino Jan 25, 2009 02:56 AM

        iirc Aujourdhui in the Four Seasons serves them

      2. MC Slim JB Jan 24, 2009 12:12 PM

        The Butcher Shop in the South End might also help, at predictably scary prices.

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          macadamianut Jan 24, 2009 12:53 PM

          I had them at sorellina and they were so tender and scrumptious.

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            Jandrew Feb 2, 2009 12:31 PM

            I actually just picked up some today at John Dewar's in Wellesley. I ordered them last week. Very expensive for what most people throw out, $18.99 a pound. 5 pound minimum. Hope this helps. If you are near Concord or Framingham, I'll split mine.

            1. rlh Feb 2, 2009 01:59 PM

              Best I ever had were at Chez Henri (dining room, not the bar) as a daily special about 3-4 years go - worth searching out to see if they still feature them and then making a special trip!

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                BostonGypsy Feb 3, 2009 09:15 AM

                La Voile on Newbury serves excellent Kobe beef cheeks that are prepared in a burgundy sauce.

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                  lipoff Feb 4, 2009 07:03 AM

                  I've had terrific veal cheeks at Clio a couple months ago. I love them also!

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                  Sweetbread Feb 4, 2009 07:40 AM

                  Recently had some incredible veal cheeks at Troquet, as part of the veal tasting (sweetbreads and the loin). They were rich and velvety.

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