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Where can I buy pigeon in Montréal?

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galeg Dec 17, 2011 12:11 PM

I'm just back from London, where I learned a couple of new recipes for pigeon. Unfortunately, I haven't a clue where I might buy the birds. Any suggestions?

TIA!

winemaker

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    OliverB Dec 17, 2011 01:30 PM

    Chinatown if anywhere.

    It's on the menu at Keung Kee.

    1. Haggisboy Dec 17, 2011 06:04 PM

      Look for squab. Anybody that carries it will refer to it as such. Pigeon conjures up too nasty an image of filthy birds that defecate on statues.

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        EaterBob Dec 18, 2011 06:52 AM

        Prince Noir at the Jean Talon Market, La Maison de la Roti on Mont Royal, and I would presume just about any other butcher in town.

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          wattacetti Dec 18, 2011 07:18 AM

          Chinatown will occasionally have "live ones" if you stay observant (hint: it's not in a brick and mortar store).

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            _hristine Dec 18, 2011 03:22 PM

            Try Volailles Et Gibiers Fernando (106 Roy East).

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              picklebird Dec 19, 2011 06:51 AM

              They definitely have guinea hen there.

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              Fintastic Dec 18, 2011 03:40 PM

              I've often seen butchers at Atwater market selling it, though I can't think of which in particular.

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