There is a strongly marked median longitudinal ventral black stripe, to which the lower ends of the transverse side stripes are usually united, but the dorsal stripe (also strongly marked) is completely isolated in its posterior half, and the uppermost of the broad haunch stripes runs nearly parallel to it.
My main course was a venison haunch steak served on a cabbage mash.
The creature was too unwieldy to lift, so the hunter contented himself with cutting away one haunch and part of the flank.
The menu is a real chunk of haut cuisine with a choice of roast haunch of venison with port wine sauce.
Place haunch on serving dish and pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the roasting tin.