The Fat Pony


A pop-up restaurant in Eindhoven gave diners the chance to give horsemeat an honest try. The Fat Pony’s menu offered items like dry-cured sausage and pastrami, pulled horse sandwiches with spicy cucumber salad on a bun made with horse milk, and tagliatelle with horsemeat ragù and trefoil.

For dessert, there were oatcakes, a piece of chocolate shaped like a horse turd, carrot cake, and coffee served with horse milk upon request. When they first entered, guests might have thought they had mistakenly stepped into a slaughterhouse for horses. The tables were arranged as they would be at a horse show, the beer served was BrewDog's Dead Pony Club, and there was a horse-themed playlist, which included songs from Patti Smith's album Horses, Tom Waits' Pony, and Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones.

Collaboration with Josine Beugels, Margriet Craens, Lucas Maassen, Paul Slot and Fontys Academy students