Our wild Scottish brown hare is the genuine article for those seeking the rich taste of game meat. The hare live truly wild, and eat a diet of heather and foraged grasses. Procured in weekend estate hunts organized exclusively for D'Artagnan, our wild hare is immediately processed in a facility supervised by the European Economic Community Inspectors, which makes it legal for sale in this country. The hare arrives in the U.S. within just two days of the hunt, for the freshest wild game possible.
Unlike mildly-flavored pink meat of the rabbit, the flesh of wild hare is dark, red, and richly flavored. It is best when paired with dried fruits, rich wines, like Port, and wild mushrooms. The richest and most elaborate of hare dishes is surely Lièvre à la Royale, though a peasant alternative like jugged hare can be equally satisfying.
Note: Game meat may occasionally contain the shot, so chew carefully.
"Hare is rolled then braised in wine and stock. It's served with creamy ziti and puréed beets. "