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cleopatra999 Dec 30, 2007 08:32 AM

Does any one know where to get Foie Gras in Edmonton? I am thinking the Italian Market or Sunterra? Any other suggestions?`

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    Bob Mac Dec 30, 2007 12:21 PM

    cleopatra999:

    The only place I specifically remember seeing it was at the long gone Urban Fare but the two spots you mentioned are what I would otherwise have recommended.

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      cleopatra999 Jan 1, 2008 12:07 PM

      found it at the italian market, found truffles there too. also saw it at paddy's but very expensive there.

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        Bob Mac Jan 1, 2008 01:19 PM

        cleopatra999:

        what type of truffles? In jars?

        Had a wonderful soup at Sorrentino's on their last Friday lunch prior to Xmas. Mushroom but with a very heavy hit of truffle oil and minced black [I am assuming from a jar...sorry Sonny] truffles. You could smell it from quite some distance away.

        Had foie gras at Jack's Grill as part of my celebrating my wife's birthday along with some very good east coast oysters. Whose birthday was it anyway?

        What did you do with the foie? I went overboard with it a few years back and my wife's birthday was the first time I had it in quite some time.

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      Dan G Jan 2, 2008 08:39 AM

      I was in Paddy's on xmas eve, and though they had a sign for foie gras, they were out. It is always on the menu at Blue Pear as a $20 addition to any entree. Haven't tried it though.

      The only time I have had it was at Jasper Park Lodge, at a reception, where one of the nibblies was a foie gras and truffle on a dry, dark rye bread. I pretty much made a mean of them! I had conflicting thoughts about it, because as much as I am morally opposed to force feeding a duck for its liver, it was really really good!

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        cleopatra999 Jan 2, 2008 10:58 AM

        Bob Mac: they were black and in jars, and they did not give the same flavor I am used to, I was not sure if it was b/c of the preparation or the quality, they were from Italy as well. I don' t know if that makes a difference or not.

        It was my bday, and we celebrated by making a fillet of beef wellington that was smothered in the foie gras (pate not pure foie) & mushrooms. Finished with a Madeira truffle reduction. It was fantastic but the truffles seemed lost...especially for the cost.

        We had foie gras in Montreal as part of a fancy version of poutine....it was incredible! Also had it salted and cured at a resto in Sonoma, great, but very rich, too much of it...could not even finish it.

        My favorite example of truffle usage is at Sage with their truffled mac and cheese, I think that they lend them selves to cream better.

        DanG: the whole ethical thing is a problem for me too, I recently learned about what they do to the ducks, not too humane. it is certainly not something to make a regular thing out of. I have stopped eating veal too.

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          Bob Mac Jan 2, 2008 11:03 AM

          cleopatra999:

          Belated Happy Birthday. Sounds like a meal well worth enjoying on a special day.

          Was it Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal where you had the poutine with foie? Martin Picard's portions and penchant for foie are staggering....at least that was my excuse for the staggering after my visit..............

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            cleopatra999 Jan 2, 2008 08:04 PM

            It was at Au Pied, what a remarkable place. the poutine was amazing. Our entire meal was gloriously gluttonous. i would fly to montreal for that poutine alone!

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              Bob Mac Jan 3, 2008 05:43 AM

              moi aussi ;-)

      2. Magnapro Jan 12, 2008 11:11 PM

        Try European Foods Inc. 10045-81 ave 433-0014. They are wholesale only to the Pro's
        They have Caviar and other specialties, if anyone locally has it they might.

        Good Luck

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