Thursday, October 4, 2012

Outcry Scuttles Plan to Put Horse on a New York Menu

Yahoo! Hallelujah! It worked!

New York Times

M. Wells Dinette, the highly anticipated reincarnation inside MoMA PS1 of a celebrated Queens restaurant, has been open for only five days, but its chef and owners have already removed a controversial item planned for the menu.
Chang W. Lee/The New York Times
The owners of the M. Wells Dinette at MoMA PS1, in Queens, said they were surprised by the uproar caused by their intentions.
The restaurant’s chef and co-owner, Hugue Dufour, said Thursday that he would not serve horse meat tartare, in response to outrage from animal rights advocates and concern about legal ramifications from health officials.
“Horse meat is off the menu at the Dinette, and it is not likely to return,” the restaurant said, beginning a passionate statement that Mr. Dufour; his wife and partner, Sarah Obraitis; and their lawyer and co-owner, Adam Cohn, drafted after a busy lunch service on Thursday. “We took it off because it upset so many people, which truly surprised us. That is not the effect we look for in our food, so away it goes.”   Read MORE...

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