New ideas in restaurantation: oxtail mania!

While finding a place to eat out on Thanksgiving, I noticed that all of the local high-quality restaurants included braised beef short ribs on the menu along with the obligatory turkey and a couple other items.

This may be a food trendy thing, not sure. In any case it’s good recession markup food. Do a decent job with a very, very cheap cut and 3) profit!

In that spirit I suggested to salome_st_john that we start an All Oxtail Restaurant for the next few hard years. We came up with some specialties:

“Okay sir, that’s two of the Mesquite Chipotle oxtails and three Buffalo Oxtails. Would you like some of our oxtail poppers to start?”

“and for dessert: flourless warm oxtail!!”

“This oxtailini…”

oxtail ganache and an oxtail coulis!

mango jalapeno jello oxtail salsa!

oxtail reduction on a bed of ox foam!

oxtail micropearls frozen in liquid nitrogen!

and reconstituted in lukewarm oxtail “broth”! with an aroma of oxtail “smoke”!

17 thoughts on “New ideas in restaurantation: oxtail mania!

  1. Haa! This reminds me of my Grandmother’s European trip diaries. She kept one for each visit they had, including what they did and where, what they ate, the things they bought and if they saw any shows or whatever.
    My Grandmother was never a comedian in the least… broken humour detector and all. However, this one year, they spent about 4 months travelling all over europe, and her writing style became unexpectedly funny. They were on a two week tour of spain, and her list of what they ate while on it was so close to what you wrote, it cracks me up. Oxtail Benedict for breakfasts, oxtail salad sandwiches for snacks, oxtail cioppino. =) You could tell she really hated it because she never tried to make it at home, which she often did when she came back from holidays, even if it wasn’t a dish she was crazy about.

  2. Oxtail is good! Unfortunately, it reminds me too much of cat tails–I mean the ones from cats and not the ones that grow in marshes, and I mean in shape and structure, not in taste. I mean, well, maybe they taste the same, but I’ve been advised not to admit to knowing.
    You know you live in an interesting neighborhood when you can walk across the street and purchase a tail, a heart, and a liver. Oh, and live crabs. And fish balls. Yum.

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