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Veal cheeks?

  • BobB Jan 5, 2009 10:51 AM
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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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  1. I'm sure both Savenor's and John Dewars would be able to get them if you pre-ordered them.

    1. 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

        iirc Aujourdhui in the Four Seasons serves them

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

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

          1. 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. 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!

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

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                1. re: BostonGypsy

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

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