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Where to find foie gras in OC??

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Ela0427 Dec 3, 2007 08:50 AM

I live in San Diego but family lives in OC/Irvine and I am willing to travel. I am in search of a foie gras terrine that I can surprise my husband with on Christmas Eve/his birthday and/or the entire lobe that I can prepare a terrine out of and sear some as well. I looked into ordering from Hudson River or D'Artagnan but the shipping cost is half the price of a 0.5 lb terrine. Thank you!!

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  1. Das Ubergeek Dec 3, 2007 09:20 AM

    You may have to go up to LA to Monsieur Marcel -- I don't think even Whole Foods has foie gras. Foie gras will be illegal to sell in or ship to California in 2012 so enjoy now.

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      Ela0427 Dec 3, 2007 09:27 AM

      Bummer...then with the price of gas it will be worth the $27 shipping cost from D'Artagnan or Hudson River. I will enjoy it for the next 4 years, then we will have to just go to France again.

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      mikester Dec 3, 2007 09:24 AM

      If you're not up to driving to Surfas in West LA, then I would give Black Sheep Bistro in Tustin a call, they have a little take-out counter and they may be able to sell you some from their walk-in (though they generally don't do much with Foie Gras so they may or may not have any). If not, then I'd try Pascal Epicerie in Newport on Bristol St N.

      Just noticed that you're in San Diego, so in that case, why not give a call to one of the higher-end restaurants, to ask if they might be able to accomodate you or make a recommendation ? Often, they can be helpful. I'd call during a slack time (like late afternoon but well before the dinner rush would start).

      1. OCEllen Dec 3, 2007 11:00 AM

        Bristol Farms stores have / or probably could order it for you.

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          Ela0427 Dec 3, 2007 01:07 PM

          Thank you..I called Pascal Epicerie and they could not help me much but Pascal is supposed to call me back. I had the foie gras mousse from Bristol Farms and it was just OK at $27. Great idea on calling the restaurants..
          Keeping my fingers crossed for a great terrine from Pascal's.

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            niniee Dec 17, 2007 09:05 AM

            hello,you can as well go to Cavaillon restaurant where Phillipe ( the owner and chef) will be glad to sell his own house made foie gras au torchon ( terrine) at ( I buy some every years) $80 the pound.It's a award winning foie gras you can't go wont with it.bon appetit (-:

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