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Marcharlan Aug 1, 2010 08:03 AM

Most interesting: a banquet of kosher foods not commonly eaten. Fish and fowl of many types.

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/l...

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  1. Joe Berger RE: Marcharlan Aug 1, 2010 08:56 AM

    interesting - what, no giraffe kabobs?

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      zsero RE: Joe Berger Aug 1, 2010 11:55 AM

      Probably the same reason they ended up not serving giraffe at the LA one a few years ago: a giraffe costs about $25K, and the meat is tough and not tasty (there's a reason Africans don't eat it, even the ones who eat baboon), so if it turns out to be treif there's no way to recoup the cost. For the LA dinner they had a donor willing to give the $25K, but they decided that they would only do it if they could get one under a year old, to minimise the chance that it would be treif. They couldn't find one, so they forwent the giraffe and got a yak instead.

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        vallevin RE: zsero Aug 1, 2010 12:48 PM

        (Don't I get any credit for posting this first? (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7225...

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        I believe the stated reason for no giraffe is that they are endangered and other laws prevent you from consuming them.

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          zsero RE: vallevin Aug 2, 2010 05:14 PM

          Nope. For the LA dinner they were seriously going to get a giraffe. And they would have, had one under a year old been available. I can't believe Israel has more restrictive laws than California!

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            vallevin RE: zsero Aug 2, 2010 07:33 PM

            All I can do is repost what the friend (who lives in Israel) said,
            "There was no Giraffe, since it's an endangered specie in Israel. "

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              zsero RE: vallevin Aug 4, 2010 06:09 AM

              Your friend is wrong. I have definitely confirmed that they tried to get a giraffe for this dinner, and would have served it had it been available.

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                vallevin RE: zsero Aug 4, 2010 10:43 AM

                Not California...in Israel, or was that your point?

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                  zsero RE: vallevin Aug 6, 2010 05:44 AM

                  Yes. They tried to get a giraffe for this latest dinner, and failed. I didn't ask whether the criteria were the same as in California, i.e. that it had to be under a year old, but I assume they were.

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        Joe Berger RE: Joe Berger Aug 1, 2010 12:14 PM

        anyone interested in seeing what exotic
        animals are available for consumption;
        http://allensbayou.com/index.php?cPat...

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          zsero RE: Joe Berger Aug 2, 2010 05:16 PM

          ANY animal is "available", even if you have to catch it yourself. But most of the animals on that list are not kosher.

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        zsero RE: Marcharlan Aug 1, 2010 12:09 PM

        This is the fourth in the series. The first one was in Jerusalem more than 10 years ago (at Eucalyptus's previous location in Saffra Square). The second was in NY about 7 years ago, at Levana. The third was in LA about 3 years ago, at Prime Grill. And this one was at the recently resurrected Eucalyptus in the Artists Colony. Hmm, does that mean restaurants that host this are doomed to close?

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