Eat a croc at the August Jack's exotic food night

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      If you enjoy trying new foods and don’t consider yourself squeamish, you may want to head on over to Kitsilano next week. The August Jack (2042 West 4th Avenue) will be hosting an “exotic food night” on Tuesday (June 24).

      While the restaurant, where Benjamin Curtis is executive chef, is known for craft beers paired with comfort foods, the August Jack will be serving something different that evening: python, crocodile, and camel are all on the four-course menu.

      To start, diners will be served python spring rolls with grapefruit chutney. The next course will consist of lemon camel carpaccio (that’s raw camel meat) with hummus and pita chips.

      Pan-seared crocodile with plantain popcorn, okra, and horseradish butter is the main course, followed by a dessert of lychee sorbet and chocolate wafer.

      Of course, this type of extreme eating isn’t for everyone, but for those who enjoy the thrill of consuming unusual foods, this meal is considerably less expensive than an airplane ticket to a night market in Asia—where snakes and creepy crawlies are regularly on the menu.

      The “exotic food night” dinner is $50 (not including tax and tip). Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.


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      Jun 21, 2014 at 3:47am

      I'm curious how they would get fresh enough camel meat for the carpaccio. I've never tried python or crocodile however the chef at a restaurant in my home town used to serve alligator every year during his "cajun" days special which mostly tasted like chicken with the texture of lobster.