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Old Yesterday, 08:52 PM
 
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I have been noticing that many Italian chain restaurants have stopped serving veal parmigiana (Olive Garden dropped it many years back, and more recently Buca di Beppo has dropped it). I'm guessing low sales and the high price of veal could be to blame. Could this be a sign that veal parmigiana could be on its way out? Veal parmigiana has historically been in the shadow of its more popular cousins eggplant parmigiana and chicken parmigiana.
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Old Yesterday, 09:51 PM
 
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always a little pricey for me...veal is very mild tastes a bit like chicken or pork for double the price..

I will say I sell 3x as much veal stew as I did 10 yrs ago ...could be because the cost is down … to 4.99lb
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Old Today, 04:10 AM
 
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I have been noticing that many Italian chain restaurants have stopped serving veal parmigiana (Olive Garden dropped it many years back, and more recently Buca di Beppo has dropped it). I'm guessing low sales and the high price of veal could be to blame. Could this be a sign that veal parmigiana could be on its way out? Veal parmigiana has historically been in the shadow of its more popular cousins eggplant parmigiana and chicken parmigiana.
Cost factors are extremely important in terms of quick service ot fast casual restaurants, and they rely on not being too expensive.

More traditional Italian restaurants and find dining establishments will still be serving Veal parmigiana.

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Old Today, 04:28 AM
 
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I noticed that some restaurants replaced veal with pork and still call it Veal Parmigiana...
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Old Today, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I noticed that some restaurants replaced veal with pork and still call it Veal Parmigiana...
Veal is expensive because many countries banned veal crates which prevented much of the export trade. Britain banned them in 1990 and the EU in 2006. Live Animal exports are also seen as cruel by many. A couple of US States also have similar legislation in place.

Veal has joined a list of controversial foods such as foie gras, sharks fin soup, ortolans, boiled lobster etc as well as numerous protected species, and Veal is rarely on the menu in all but a few restaurants in most countries.

I personally wouldn't eat any of these foods, and try to buy free range and proper organic produce as much as possible.

I was surprised US Italian restaurant chains sold veal in the first place according to the OP, however some fine dining Italian restaurants in the US may possible still sell veal.

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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
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We can buy veal in grocery stores here, in Texas. Available, but bit expensive.
Or order foie gras, sharks fin soup, or boiled lobster in a restaurant. Not sure about ortolans. Never heard of it outside France...

I had Wienerschnitzel in Charlottenburg (Berlin) last year. Quite popular in Germany and Poland.
People still eat it across the EU.
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Old Today, 07:04 AM
 
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We can buy veal in grocery stores here, in Texas. Available, but bit expensive.
Or order foie gras, sharks fin soup, or boiled lobster in a restaurant. Not sure about ortolans. Never heard of it outside France...

I had Wienerschnitzel in Charlottenburg (Berlin) last year. Quite popular in Germany and Poland.
Wienerschnitzel is a really good dish, that wit red cabbage and potato pancakes or spaetzle.

Unfortunately where we are in Virginia, there are no German restaurants at all!
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Old Today, 07:23 AM
 
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Wienerschnitzel is a really good dish, that wit red cabbage and potato pancakes or spaetzle.

Unfortunately where we are in Virginia, there are no German restaurants at all!
Where are you in Virginia? If youíre anywhere near Madison or Fredericksburg, go to the Bavarian Chef (I prefer the Madison location personally). Itís even worth a road trip!
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Old Today, 07:26 AM
 
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Wienerschnitzel is a really good dish, that wit red cabbage and potato pancakes or spaetzle.

Unfortunately where we are in Virginia, there are no German restaurants at all!
Make it at home. Isn't different than any other breaded piece of meat or fish. Same technique.
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Old Today, 07:29 AM
 
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We can buy veal in grocery stores here, in Texas. Available, but bit expensive.
Or order foie gras, sharks fin soup, or boiled lobster in a restaurant. Not sure about ortolans. Never heard of it outside France...
Possession or sale of shark fin is illegal in Texas.
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