Horse was all over the news in 2012 and 2013. Former Au Pied de Cochon chef Hugue Dufour had to pull horse tartare from his M. Wells Dinette menu in September 2012 because of a Change.org petition. Never mind that Dufour had sold some 5,000 horse bologna, foie gras and cheese sandwiches at a food festival in Brooklyn months before.
Then the infamous adulteration scandal in Europe of 2013 (still in progress) in which beef products at the likes of Tesco and Ikea tested positive for horse. Undeclared horse—a lot of it—and very little beef.
In Montreal of course, horse meat is, if not quite a staple, a benign menu item. Here are ten restaurants that serve cheval on the regular. Happy Year of the Horse.
1. FRITE ALORS!
@andrewzimmern @Thrillist In Montreal you can get horse tartare (a.k.a. Filet Américain) at a frites chain http://t.co/N9OgQxhISQ— Gary Soup (@GarySoup) September 29, 2013
clearing everything on my agenda. just learned of a place in montreal that serves a HORSE BURGER http://t.co/saxkj4oOR1— Milt Deherrera (@miltdeherrera) June 17, 2013
3. MAISON PUBLIQUE
The smoked horse carpaccio and the smoked sturgeon at Maison Publique come highly recommended ...— Jae (@RadicalOmnivore) October 6, 2013
4. HÔTEL HERMAN
Tartare de cheval #Foodie #Foodporn #Food #Igersmontreal #igers #instagood #instafood @ Hôtel Herman http://t.co/n6X3HR4AII— La Dame en Rose (@LaDameenRose) April 4, 2013
4. LES INFIDÈLES
Potage du jour, tartare de boeuf avec foie gras, trou normand (sorbet), filet mignon de cheval, sauche au framboise... http://t.co/uNuNhoGU— Alexandre Jalbert (@Jalbird) October 23, 2011
6. LE CONTINENTAL
#leconti @fauved se régale au @le_continental http://ow.ly/i/7Wjv du tartare de cheval... DU CHEVAL— Thoma Daneau (@ThomaDaneau) February 7, 2011
Tataki de cheval #tataki #cheval #cru #lustucru @bistrolustucru @ Bistro Lustucru http://t.co/6TXNeVxmyy— Mel Boudreau (@melanieboudreau) April 26, 2013
8. GRUMANN 78
At Grummans LOVING...My first horse tartare! Sorry Seabiscuit lol! Cant resist!!! #Grumman #tartare #lovefood pic.twitter.com/ZfAwsQ0M8z— Karla Flores (@MavieK2) October 12, 2013
9. TRIPES AND CAVIAR
Horse marrow, snails & morello cherries #tripesandcaviar #thecastle #verdunluv #cowboy #food @ T&C… http://t.co/AIbpC5FgGk— TripesandCaviar (@tripesandcaviar) August 29, 2013
10. JOE BEEF
Bacon-wrapped Tournedo of horse, w/ beef frank & foie gras sauce @joebeef #restaurant #montreal @fredmadeit pic.twitter.com/v1gcJO1YeG— The Fare Foodie (@FareFoodie) August 16, 2013
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