HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

Discussion

fois gras in the south bay?

  • 12
  • Share

where?

ok...how about the city?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. Raw or cooked?

    1. cooked please.

      4 Replies
      1. re: wchane

        Brigitte's in Santa Clara. You can get the seared foie gras as an appetizer or a main.

        http://www.brigittescuisine.com/

        Or Gary Danko if you want to drive to the city...

        --A

        1. re: al88

          I had a bad experience at Brigitte's, both food and service-wise, so I wouldn't recommend it. You might want to check out Alexander's Steakhouse in Cupertino. Their steaks can be ordered topped with foie gras and they have a few small dishes that include foie gras.

          1. re: Humbucker

            What didn't you like? Could it be an anomoly? I've been to Brigitte's a number of times and never had a problem with the food or service. In fact, I consider this to be one of the gems of Santa Clara.

            1. re: al88

              When I went I had the lamb atop flageolet beans and the lamb was extremely dry and lacking in flavor even though I ordered it medium rare. Also, the beans were still crunchy. The service was wierd in a way that I won't get into here except by saying it was a little too "snooty".

      2. I liked the seared foie gras w/ poached plum at the Dining Room (Ritz-Carlton) best out of the places I've tried. It was part of our 9-course tasting menu.

        1. i'll give brigitte's a try, i was not too impressed with alexander's.

          1. Marie liked the fois gras at La Mere Michelle in Saratoga.

            1. No first-hand experience of foie in the south bay, but your query got me curious so I looked at some website menus of places that I personally would check out. Below are some ideas (keeping in mind that website menus aren't always updated), and I'm wondering if other hounds can chime in w/ comments.

              71 St. Peter, San Jose: Pan Seared Foie Gras with Grilled Peach, Black Berry Jam, Natural Au Jus, Toast Points $12.75

              Le Papillon, San Jose: Pan Seared Artisan Foie Gras with Tomato Molasses and Caramelized Avocado $24

              La Foret, San Jose: Pan-seared Foie Gras with Sauternes Sauce $19.75

              Gervais, Saratoga: Seared Foie Gras with Sauteed Apple Grapes in a Port Wine Reduction $18

              Sent Sovi, Saratoga: Seared Medallion of Sonoma Valley Foie Gras with Ancho Gelee and Spiced Pecans $19

              Good luck on your hunt!

              1. Depending on how far south you want to be, Bistro Elan on California St. in Palo Alto usually has a fine foie gras dish on the menu.

                Michael

                1. Also depending on how far south, Manresa has delicious foie dishes. Additionaly, there is a stand that goes to the Palo Alto farmer's market, and several others I assume, that sells foie gras raw as well as a really yummy foie gras pate. The stand manager pushes Gervais, in Saratoga, the restaurant, so they must share ownership. Palo Alto farmer's market is openon Saturdays from 8 am to noon.