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Fresh Boudin Noir or even Black Pudding

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drukentester Jul 19, 2006 06:04 PM

Anyone know of anyplace in the bay area where I can find places that serve fresh boudin noir or englis black pudding? If not, are there any butcher shops or grocery stores that sells them in the bay area?

Thanks.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: drukentester Jul 19, 2006 06:08 PM

    Fatted Calf makes the best blood sausage I've had in the area. Best to special-order it in advance.

    http://fattedcalf.com/

    I've found up to half a dozen varieties, both local and imported, at Spanish Table in Berkeley.

    http://www.spanishtable.com/

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      al88 RE: drukentester Jul 19, 2006 06:14 PM

      I had a wonderful boudin noir at Brigette's in Santa Clara. The owner mentioned that she could order it and sell it to customers if they wanted. Not sure where she gets it from.

      I also remember seeing it on Polarica's price list.

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: drukentester Jul 19, 2006 06:18 PM

        Most French restaurants use Fabrique Delice. They're pretty good.

        http://www.levillage.com/Detail.bok?n...
        http://www.fabriquedelices.com/snatur...

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          rootlesscosmo RE: drukentester Jul 19, 2006 11:46 PM

          South Park Café frequently has it on the menu; I don't know if it's house made or bought from a supplier, but it's quite good.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: rootlesscosmo Jul 20, 2006 03:51 PM

            There were a couple of reports last year that South Park was serving Fatted Calf's.

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            Claudette RE: drukentester Jul 20, 2006 03:52 PM

            I agree. Fabrique Delice sells at the Vallco Farmer's Mkt (Fridays) and Santana Row F's Mkt (Sundays).

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