Zayeqa Hoof Fest 2011 Farmington Hills MI
JP and I are taking on the challenge of organizng a sufficient number of people to get Zayeqa to have a specials night of curried goat and beef hoof offered on their menu.
Initial responses via CH Great Lakes are welcome. I suspect it will be a weeknight because of the vacation season and summer holidays but I will contact the resto on Saturday to see how many they need to confirm.
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I stopped at Zayeqa today and spoke to the owner (Nausheen) about some hoof dishes. She owns a grocery store and cycles them in every week or so.
Asking about a tasting menu she proposed: Beef hoof and goat hoof (Paya) and Beef and goat shank in a different preparation (Nichari) and a very thinly sliced beef round on kebab skewers unique to her Indian region.
The tentative date is Saturday 21 May and I only have to confirm people and time 8-9 days in advance. None of their food is wildly expensive so ???? Credit cards are iffy on my observation. And no alcohol. (sorry JP).
Did the hoof fest ever happen? I could supply 2-3 more adventurous eaters for a future event. I currently have 3 sheep heads in my freezer, if that's any indication of my level of adventurousness. Last winter, I bought a whole lamb and the butcher threw in a couple of extra heads so we could have enough brains to make brains masala. It was very tasty. I hope the heads have held up okay after all these months in the deep freeze.