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Where to find foie gras in SD??

Ela0427 Dec 3, 2007 08:24 AM

DH's birthday is Christmas eve and I am in search of a duck foie gras terrine that I can get for him... I am making dinner at home. I looked into ordering from Hudson River or D'Artagnan but the shipping cost is 50% the cost of the item so I think I could break even by buying somewhere local. I would love to get the terrine or the whole lobe to prepare some seared foie gras. Thank you

I live in North County but I am willing to travel.

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  1. leanneabe RE: Ela0427 Dec 3, 2007 09:36 AM

    I could have sworn I saw foie gras in some form at Whole Foods the last time I was there (although, it was in Vegas). Have you checked the stores in La Jolla or Hillcrest? You could call them first to check.

    The only other source of info I can think of would be to call up one of the fancy cheese shops (Aniata, Taste) and ask if they know who seels foie gras locally.

    Good luck!


    1. Captain Jack RE: Ela0427 Dec 4, 2007 08:37 AM

      Johnathan's in La Jolla on Fay Ave. stocks the Three Little Pigs brand of duck foie gras terrine in their fresh deli section.

      1. DiningDiva RE: Ela0427 Dec 4, 2007 10:28 AM

        Iowa Meat Farms has been known to carry foie gras, though it's usually frozen and in the small freezer case at the back of the store. If they've got it, it probably means Sisel's has it as well. Call first before you drive down from North County.

        1. Captain Jack RE: Ela0427 Dec 4, 2007 01:07 PM


          Good call, I have seen whole foie gras in the freezer at Siesel's recently. I think the OP is looking for a prepared terrine however.

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            DiningDiva RE: Captain Jack Dec 4, 2007 01:30 PM

            I thought so too until I reread the post. Check the sentence before "thank you" ;-)

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            Ela0427 RE: Ela0427 Dec 5, 2007 11:29 AM

            Thanks guys!!! I will call around...a terrine would be easy to serve as an app and i could slice the lobe and sear it. The menu will be dictated by what I am able to find. It would be very easy to keep adding to the cart at D'artagnan but I am trying hard to stick to a budget.
            My hubby will appreciate and love whatever he gets..

            1. ibstatguy RE: Ela0427 Dec 5, 2007 07:10 PM

              the foie gras that I purchased from D'Artagnan was fine but no match for that from Tapenade or Cavaillon.

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                Cd123456789 RE: Ela0427 Dec 6, 2007 02:32 AM

                Bristol Farms (on Genessee across from UTC where old Albertson's used to be) has "Foi Gras en bloc" (looks like foie gras pate in terrine) for $41. Now what do you do with it besides slice it up on crackers/bread?

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                  LisaSD RE: Ela0427 Dec 7, 2007 12:17 AM

                  I'm wracking my brain trying to remember where I saw it. Was it Tip Top meats in Carlsbad? Maybe Major Market in Escondido?

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                    honkman RE: LisaSD Dec 14, 2007 04:03 PM

                    Major Market in Escondido has from time to time foie gras

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                    Ela0427 RE: Ela0427 Dec 14, 2007 02:59 PM

                    Well I went to Bristol Farms in Newport Beach and got their "pate mousse foie gras" $27 a pound so not too bad. We shall see how it tastes. They had the Rougie brand in cans but this one looked pretty good. A 6 oz block in a can was over $40 so at that price I would rather buy a pound of fresh for $70. In case anyone is interested..you can get fresh raw foie gras at Pascal's Epicerie in Newport for $70 a pound..they just need a couple of days notice/

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