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Pan Seared Foie Gras in the GTA

sabesh May 9, 2007 07:07 AM

I want to take my mife out for her B'day. She loves pan seared Foie Gras. I'm looking for a restaurant that makes a GOOD, DECENT-SIZED pan seared Foie Gras dish (not an itsy-bitsy piece). Can someone please recommend such a place? Thanks much.

  1. diesta May 9, 2007 09:12 AM


    Amazing view on top of it all.

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      Vise May 9, 2007 11:07 AM

      How about Harbour 60? I haven't been but their foie gras app is $39 and the picture on their site leads me to believe it is a massive portion. Would be interested to hear if it is worth the price.

      Aside from there I've tried the foie at a bunch of places in the city and generally the serving size is pretty small. Nothing like Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal... but that is a whole other discussion. The most memorable recent foie dish I had was at Auberge de Pommier a few months ago, again not a huge portion but it was outstanding as was the rest of the meal.

      1. re: Vise
        oohlala May 9, 2007 12:41 PM

        I enjoyed the seared foie gras at Auberge du Pommier as well, however, that was the ONLY memorable dish of the night, everything else was over-salted.

        I've heard some good reviews of "Herbs" on Yonge. G'luck

        1. re: oohlala
          Charles Yu May 9, 2007 03:45 PM

          Foie Gras portion was HUGE when Chef Antony Nuth was there. Now that he has left, situation is unclear!

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      Atahualpa May 9, 2007 11:20 AM

      In his television appearances, I have heard Mark McEwan comment that he hates restaurants being skimpy with their portions of foie on several occasions. I've never been to one of his restaurants (not in my budget) -- but, maybe someone could comment on whether he lives up to his words.

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      1. re: Atahualpa
        orangewasabi May 9, 2007 12:43 PM

        I have had foie at Bymark many times.

        It's not a huge portion, but it's a bit more foie than is entirely edible as part of a heavy meal. Plus it comes with a heavy fruit sauce that is so good it makes your eyes roll back in your head.

        does anyone else find it it's easier to eat more foie in NA than in Europe because the Quebec/Hudson foe is fluffier than the France foie?

      2. Charles Yu May 9, 2007 11:48 AM

        Expensive - N44 or Canoe
        Moderate - Celestin
        Relatively cheap - Pastis

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          kawarthagirl May 9, 2007 01:15 PM

          Celestin has good foie? I am SO excited! I'm going there on Saturday!

          1. re: kawarthagirl
            diesta May 9, 2007 03:47 PM

            very good...call ahead however. I have been there once on a Sat night for second seating and they were out! Call and tell them you want some and if the chef can do something different with any side-sauce for it...allows for a bit of creativity.

            1. re: diesta
              kawarthagirl May 14, 2007 01:53 PM

              Had the foie at Celestin - it was very good - not pan seared in this case - torchon as well as a mousse.... very nice though and worth it!

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          eire May 10, 2007 03:31 AM

          rosewater supperclub did foie when requested! the chef was more than happy to accomodate. its not on the regular menu but always has it in stock. i think he serves a foie gras brulee aswell.

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