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Best place for Foie Gras

gator14 Mar 8, 2007 11:44 AM

Any suggestions for where to go for a great Foie Gras dish? Can be appetizer, entree, in ravioli, etc. In Boston/Cambridge/Brookline if possible.

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    Bostonbob3 RE: gator14 Mar 8, 2007 11:47 AM

    Daniel. :)

    Well, around here, No. 9 Park does an interesting one with figs I believe, and Troquet gets raves on this board.

    But still: Daniel.

    1. foodforthought.m RE: gator14 Mar 8, 2007 11:51 AM

      was just talking about the foie gras at Davios and aujourd hui.....


      As for Daniel, how is it prepared?

      1. heathermb RE: gator14 Mar 8, 2007 11:54 AM

        Here's a discussion from not too long ago:


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          Bostonbob3 RE: gator14 Mar 8, 2007 11:55 AM

          Chef Boulud does it any number of ways, but always deftly (he even does a poached version unlike anything I've ever had before - it's unbelievable). The secret is not to even come close to overcooking that delicate interior.

          But to keep this comment on this board, let's talk Boston restaurants. I hear Troquet has a very nice touch with foie gras, but I haven't had it there.

          Comments anyone?

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            foodforthought.m RE: Bostonbob3 Mar 8, 2007 12:21 PM

            It's good, but I prefer Davios'.

            BTW...I have seen several posts regarding Troquet and some idea that it's closed- that is not true, its the troquet (not affiliated w/ the Boston one) in South coast plaze costa mesa that's closed

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              jpeso RE: Bostonbob3 Mar 8, 2007 09:48 PM

              a lot of foie is poached, most all foie torchons are tradionally poached at a low temp for a short period of time so it is barely cooked at all.

              No9 and troquet are my favorites
              Toro's foie pincho (although small - a pincho) is rather good and simple

            2. jsjs09812 RE: gator14 Mar 8, 2007 11:59 AM

              Eastern Standard serves it as an appetizer, and I believe they also have a dish with a side of foie gras mashed potatoes?

              I think petit robert has a foie gras, also.

              1. Science Chick RE: gator14 Mar 8, 2007 12:51 PM

                I seem to recall enjoying a laquered foi gras at Clio a few years back. It was to die for!

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                  BostonBarGuy RE: gator14 Mar 8, 2007 06:02 PM

                  I had a nice seared foie gras appetizer w/shaved apple slices at Petite Robert in the South End this week. Bartender Ben was a very nice guy.

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                    sailormouth RE: BostonBarGuy Mar 9, 2007 07:50 AM

                    When I've had it there you get HUGE slice and it's pretty cheap too.

                  2. hotoynoodle RE: gator14 Mar 9, 2007 07:54 AM

                    clio does a very good torchon and i like the seared foie at troquet.

                    no.9 often does gnocchi with prune and foie which is decidedly decadent.

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                      zsazsa RE: gator14 Mar 12, 2007 08:46 AM

                      Icarus - YUM!

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                        emmie RE: gator14 Mar 12, 2007 09:00 AM

                        I really enjoy the foie at Trouquet as well.

                        A few weeks ago I had the version at Mistral. It was very different, but very good, and served with some yummy duck confit!

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                          dvive RE: gator14 Mar 12, 2007 02:34 PM

                          they may not change their menu often, but Mistral's is awesome...seared foie gras on brioche, duck confit, tart cherry chutney. wow.

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                            Zatan RE: gator14 Mar 14, 2007 12:52 PM

                            Maybe the same as the dish from Clio, but I recently had the Lacquered foie gras with barbecued eel at Uni, it was great.

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