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egb1821 Sep 7, 2006 10:34 PM

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

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    pamm5959 Sep 7, 2006 11:22 PM

    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. ipsedixit Sep 7, 2006 11:51 PM

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

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        Frank_Santa_Monica Sep 8, 2006 12:37 AM

        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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          sku Sep 8, 2006 12:46 AM

          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

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          BabyLitigator Sep 8, 2006 01:24 AM

          Enoteca Drago does a nice special.

          1. therealbigtasty Sep 11, 2006 07:45 PM

            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.

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              ostudio Sep 11, 2006 07:57 PM

              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. Maxmillion Sep 11, 2006 08:14 PM

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

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                  revets2 Sep 14, 2006 12:42 AM

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

                  1. WildSwede Sep 14, 2006 04:29 PM

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

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                      njr Sep 14, 2006 09:19 PM

                      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.

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