Looking for whole hare.
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.
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
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