Looking for squab
Anybody have any idea where I would be able to find squab as an ingredient in Montreal? I've been looking around and have not had any luck so far.
Maison du Roti on Mont-Royal Est almost always has in the freezer section at the right rear of the main room. Check in the top cabinet towards the left side. Fairly expensive. Volailles et Gibiers Fernando on Roy doesn't regularly stock but can certainly order for you, a little less expensive, call and they'll give you a timeframe. I live on the Plateau and can get/order pretty much anything I want from these two + Alim-Pot 2 blocks down from Fernando so I don't usually venture further for meat. I'm sure if you live near JTM or Atwater you could get hooked up as well.
No bird do I enjoy more than a fresh pigeon cooked rare over hot charcoals, yum!
There are few farms that raise Squab as unfortunately there's not a high consumer demand, most of it goes to restaurants. You can purchase directly from Ferme Miboulay: they are the only Montreal area based produce, they also raise veal grain fed veal, and are in Marieville which is only about 20min away from Montreal (while there you can also visit Chevrière du Monnoir for cheese and chevreau).
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Carswell - Very true. Fortunate for the meat consumers that baby utility pigeons don't leave the nest until large and plump.
"Toward a better world I contribute my modest smidgin;
I eat the squab, lest it become a pigeon."
Although I must say I greatly enjoy the robust flavor of a wild adult Pigeon or a Woodcock the few times per year that I get to indulge. Dark meat birdies browned and bloody can't be beat. North America and it's retarded wild game laws :(
Wish I had a car now though, would love to check out Ferme Miboulay and the farming system, just for kicks!