5 Jul, 2011 @ 08:46
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Kangaroo steaks hop off the menu

THEY bought a job-lot of it ‘for a joke’ while on a regular shopping trip to the coast.

But they couldn’t believe it when their new dish of kangaroo steak was literally hopping off the menu.

“It was a huge surprise,” explained American Robin Wiatt, who runs the La Carmela restaurant with her Danish husband in Estepa. “We bought it as a joke, but also because we wanted to do something different.

“Our Spanish chef thought we were crazy, but it has been a huge success.”

The Texan, who worked for 15 years in media sales in Los Angeles, insists that the new dish tastes like venison or filet mignon.

Now her restaurant’s challenge is to serve as many different types of meat as possible, including ostrich and buffalo.

The eaterie, which opened in April, has already been a big hit with the locals for its creative tapas, decorative interior and ‘a la brasa’ style of cooking.

“In Estepa, there are not a lot of options for food,” says Wiatt. “We serve traditional Spanish food, but with an international flair. It seems to be working.”

Wendy Williams

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  1. “The Texan, who worked for 15 years in media sales in Los Angeles, insists that the new dish (Kangaroo Steak) tastes like venison or filet mignon” WoW ………. thats like saying Fred’s Lubina Dream tastes like Fishfingers or Tuna Carpaccio >>>> I hope the Texas Dude don’t cook …….

  2. Restaurant Tres Amigos in Marbella had kangaroo as well, and also crocodile and oistrich meat. Even more exotic tip for restaurants: serve snake. I had it once in Thailand. Not bad. And nice to bite back ;-) Still the best: Alaska king crab legs. A monster crab, and it tastes better than bogavante!

  3. Kangaroo has been on my local restaurant menu for the last five years. Hardly a new concept. A McSkippy meal would go down well with the Spanish too of course…

  4. Good luck to them and I hope it brings in more customers. What does Kangaroo taste like… chicken! Everything tastes like chicken! How true, as ANON says above – Tres Amigos by the Lighthouse & Paseo in Marbella had that and other exotic meats. Never busy and went bust within a year.
    But Robin’s restaurant is in a different town/location with different customers, so best of luck in the future.

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