Who Serves Bunny? The Dark Side of Easter For Rabbit Eaters
|Barceloneta's "Caracoles a la Llauna" are a plate share between escargots, rabbit sausage, parsley and a strong garlic butter ($16).|
It may seem a little evil to tout the extreme deliciousness of rabbit on Easter, but dedicated gastro-fans embrace any opportunity to eat, right? The great news is that you don't have to feel too guilty about eating bunnies, because they reproduce so fast (we're talking hundreds of baby bunnies in one cycle) that if we didn't hunt them down, they could take over the world. That's Michael Bay's next movie.
When fried up, rabbit tastes like the best fried chicken you've ever eaten, only it's more tender, and pink, like duck meat. Transformed into a meaty ragu or even re-imagined in link form, the mild flavor of rabbit matches well with stronger ingredients, as in Barconeleta's "Caracoles a la Llauna," which marries garlicky snails and rabbit sausage.
Where to find culinary cottontails? We rooted out five of the best bunny dishes in the city. Happy Easter to everyone except the Easter bunny. He better run.
|The Federal's "Wabbit & Waffles."|
Casa Juancho slowly braises the rabbit in Spanish sherry and tosses in fresh sprigs of thyme to create their "Conejo al Jerez" ($24).
A traditional Spanish version of rabbit in a fragrant almond sauce, the "Conejo al Salmorejo" at Bocaito is one of their edited selection of "specialty" dishes.
The Federal's "Wabbit & Waffles" ($19) has a crispy fried rabbit leg alongside fluffy waffles, topped with a kumquat thyme butter and smoked maple syrup.
Enjoy the hunt!
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