fois gras in the south bay?
- wchane Aug 2, 2006 05:38 AM
ok...how about the city?
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.
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!
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.
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.