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cynthiasmith Apr 4, 2007 07:58 PM

Just came back from St Martin ...where I had the best Foie gras in my life...in Grand Case the gourmet capital of the caribean. Since then I'm craving it every day...any suggestions on where in TO to go?

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    Scary Bill Apr 5, 2007 06:42 AM

    Try Thuet. It's often on the menu in a very creative way.

    In Montreal (I know you said Toronto) try Au Pied De Cochon. They probably sell more foie gras than any other resto on the continent.

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      acd123 Apr 5, 2007 01:30 PM

      YES. Au Pied du Cochon is awesome. It least 20 different things on the menu have foie gras as an ingredient. As I wrote recently on another thread, the foie gras poutine is unbelievable. Last time I was there, I saw on the menu soft shell crab with foie gras, but alas, they had run out by the time we got there. When I'm in Mtl. this summer, I'm calling ahead to make sure they have it.

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        minmix Apr 6, 2007 10:00 AM

        Was at Pied du Cochon for the first time on Tuesday. Couldnt believe the place was packed. All other resturants around it were empty. Had the Foie Gras Burger. Like heaven in a bun. Thought he would be chinzy with the Foie, but it was bigger than anything served in toronto. Also had the Duck in Can. Brilliant. And perfectly cooked. The can is now sitting proudly on our mantle.

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        OnDaGo Apr 6, 2007 08:30 AM

        Thuet usually has at least 3 Foie dishes on the menu. I had an amazing terrine with foie & bbq eel.

      3. AmandaEd Apr 5, 2007 06:17 AM

        White House Meats at the market has fabulous foie gras, but they only sell it whole, so you're looking at a good pound of it - when I bought a piece last month, it cost me about $75. Steep, but Scheffler's at the market sells small slivers for 4x the price, so it's definitely one to buy in larger quantities if you can swing it. Hope that helps!

        1. vorpal Apr 4, 2007 10:07 PM

          Where did you go in Grand Case? I ate at L'Hibiscus when I was there in December and it was by such a huge margin the best food of my life that I fear I may well be spoiled for other restaurants :-).

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            cynthiasmith Apr 4, 2007 11:08 PM

            Ohh...didn't try L'HIbiscus....saw it but went to Le T' Provencial....actually went there twice because the foie gras was so amazing the chef apparently won a 2005 and 2006 award for best French chef ...the entrance is a little hidden but it is opposite L'Hibiscus.a little further after the lolos. We also went to Le Pressoir ..very good La Sol e luna ( mount Vernon) beautiful space but fois gras was better at Le t' Provencial and Bistro Caribe which had the best lobster. Oh I want to go back already truly the best food ever especially on vacation. I will try L'Hibiscus next time...we will make it a yearly trip!

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              vorpal Apr 5, 2007 06:56 AM

              Ahhh... I'm so jealous! L'Hibiscus was a big splurge for me, but after eating there I just wanted to try every restaurant on the strip! Later on, when I stop being a student and have more money, I'll go back and try each of them over a week or two. At the same time, given the calibre of the food, compared to similar in Toronto, the prices were wildly reasonable.

              I loved St. Martin. What a beautiful island! Baie Rouge was spectacular, as was the day trip we took to Saba.

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                cynthiasmith Apr 5, 2007 12:15 PM

                definitely a place to revisit after you graduate...i did the first time I went wasn't able to go out all the time....this time we were prepared. In comparison to TO the prices were good if you look at the quality and portions. Bu,t I kid you not.... it ended up being a very expensive trip for the one week....food wise ...worth every penny.

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