Horse Dishes a Hit at Scotland Restaurant

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 25 (UPI) — A restaurant in the Scottish capital that became the first in Britain to serve horse-based dishes said it quickly sold out of the meat.

Frederique Berkmiller, owner of L’escargot Bleu, a French restaurant in Edinburgh, said the eatery began serving two horse-meat dishes — a cooked steak with peppercorn sauce and a steak tartare with egg yolk, mustard, gherkins, shallots, parsley and olive oil — after donkey-meat dishes introduced about three months ago proved to be a hit with patrons, Sky News reported Thursday.

“Food has changed very quickly in the last 10 years,” Berkmiller said. “We eat horse meat in France and so do a lot of British people when they’re over there.”

“It’s very lean, very tender and anyone who likes red meat would love it,” he said.

Berkmiller said his restaurant quickly ran out of horse meat and is soon expecting a new shipment from Paris.

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