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Aug 1, 2010 08:03 AM

Chow worthy Kosher Food

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


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  1. interesting - what, no giraffe kabobs?

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    1. re: Joe Berger

      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.

      1. re: zsero

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


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

        1. re: vallevin

          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!

          1. re: zsero

            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. "

            1. re: vallevin

              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.

              1. re: zsero

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

                1. re: vallevin

                  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.

      2. re: Joe Berger

        anyone interested in seeing what exotic
        animals are available for consumption;

        1. re: Joe Berger

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

      3. 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?