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Looking for whole hare.

GenevieveCa Dec 1, 2009 01:42 PM

Every year my family make a 3 century old recipe for Cipaille at Christmas Eve meal.
Since moving to LA i keep the tradition going but have always lacked Hare.

I have been to Harmony Farms, called the butcher at the Grove market.

I knew a chef who could order them, but i lost touch with him.

I can get all the other game meats i need, but this is what i need to make it perfect.
Rabbit meat is too tender and delicate to match the other tastes in there.

Can anyone help me? I have a husband willing to drive for hours to get it.

thank you.

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  1. raytamsgv RE: GenevieveCa Dec 1, 2009 02:32 PM

    Try calling Alexander's Meats in San Gabriel. I've never ordered hare from them, but friends of mine have been able to order different types of meat from them.

    6580 N San Gabriel Blvd
    San Gabriel, CA 91775
    (626) 286-6767

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      Harry Nile RE: GenevieveCa Dec 1, 2009 05:00 PM

      If closer places don't work out, I'd check with Tip Top in Carlsbad ( www.tiptopmeats.com ). I was there a couple of weeks ago and saw rabbit in the freezer but don't recall hare. However, it's a European butcher shop with a wealth of meats and can probably get you anything you need.

      Tip Top Meats & European Delicatessen
      6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011

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        GenevieveCa RE: Harry Nile Dec 2, 2009 08:59 AM

        thank you both, i will do some research and hopefully find some hare at either place.

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