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foie gras

I LOVE foie gras. Does anyone know any good places in LA get some?

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  1. Surfas in Culver City on National and Washington. They stock all kinds of gourmet foods, you'll have to cook it yourself, but that's not hard and well worth it

    1. La Cachette, Water Grill, or the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton (San Marino) are all good options.

      1. I LOVE foie gras also! Does anyone know if it's going to be banned in California for real?

        So far, my favorite restaurant for foie gras is JiRaffe. Very simply presented on some toast. Spago also does a wonderful presentation. They used to have a foie gras 3 ways appetizer which was fun.

        L'Orangerie offers foie gras ravioli which is amazing!

        And, if you'd like to try foie gras over the counter, Petrossian on Robertson sells it.

        Anyone know about the foie gras ban in Cali, and when that will go into effect?

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        1. re: Frank_Santa_Monica

          Yes, foie gras will be banned in California. In 2004, Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 1520, which bans the production and sale of foie gras as of July 1, 2012. To read the bill go here: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/sb_bill.pdf

        2. Enoteca Drago does a nice special.

          1. Arrrgghghhghghghg!!! If Foie Gras is banned I'm going to leave the country!

            I'm packing up, leaving the country, to never ever come back.

            1. Last week, I had a sensational foie gras appetizer at the Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena. Sauteed spiced foie gras with pecan mousse, sauterne lacquered peach, onion marmelade and toasted brioche. Initially I was skeptical because it sounded overly complicated, but it was sublime. wonderfully prepared foie gras with perfect sweet follies adding texture and dimension.

              1. Cheese Store of Beverly Hills on Canon used to stock wonderful, imported foie gras -- not sure if they still do.

                1. to cook or eat at a restaurant? terrine, paté, or whole?

                  1. Derek's Bistro in Pasadena has a very good one.

                    1. The best preparation I've had was at Sona:

                      Roasted Foie, Indonesian Pepper- Asian Pear Puree, Pear and Honey Cake, Rice Wine – Muscovado Reduction, Rice Ice Milk

                      Really exquisite. Elegant and fluid and not over-packed with flavors.

                      Also I had a wonderful preparating at Bistro K. I'm not sure if they're still open or if they're in the process of moving. Traditional foie with a "violet" martini. Really great.

                      I love pate. Definitely my favorite food.