Horse Meat Featured On Vancouver Menu

The Huffington Post B.C.  |  Posted: 02/21/2014 1:10 pm EST  |  Updated: 02/21/2014 1:59 pm EST

PHILIPPE HUGUEN via Getty Images

PHILIPPE HUGUEN via Getty Images

Chef Tobias Grignon had never tasted horse when he decided it was something he wanted to put on the menu at Vancouver restaurant Mamie Taylor’s.

He’d read about it and heard it discussed at the French restaurants where he had worked, but never had the opportunity to actually put the meat in his mouth.

So, after much difficulty trying to source horse meat, he finally got his chance to try it when 10 kilograms of Alberta cheval was delivered to the restaurant kitchen. Two days later, horse tartare was on the menu.

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7 comments

  1. Disgusting, stupid, inhumane.

  2. I say let him eat it raw and hopefully he will get so sick he will not be able to eat meat again!!

  3. Lin Month · ·

    This guy is an idiot. There is NO humane way to slaughter a horse, or to transport them together in large shipments. As for those who eat “safe” horsemeat based on a pile of forms filled out by a bunch of sleazy kill buyers, good luck to them! Grignon should spend a day watching horses being tortured here in Quebec at the slaughterhouse at Petite Nation (they’re all the same) and if he still wants to sell horsemeat, HE deserves to be slaughtered.

  4. Anne Streeter · ·

    Tartare is raw meat with herbs. Raw beef is dangerous enough but horse meat is generally loaded with banned substances (drugs). Does this chef know what he is doing?

  5. Bernice Mitchell · ·

    I hope people will boycott his place.

  6. Someone should tell him, dogfood companies don’t use it in their products so why should he serve horsemeat to his customers??

  7. Marjorie Crystal · ·

    So now they are feeding someone’s ill forgotton and abandoned pet sold to the slaughter house to the general public here in canada! Next it will be dogs and cats!

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