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foie gras

mzchung Jun 17, 2008 02:23 AM

Need a great dish of f gras, pref. in B-C/C area. Any suggestions? thanks

  1. crackers Jun 22, 2008 07:08 PM

    B-C/C = Bethesda - Chevy Chase, so suggestions for Baltimore, Frederick and Severna Park are probably not what the OP is after.
    Call ahead to confirm their current menu, but Black's Bar & Kitchen had an appetizer of Hudson Valley foie gras panettone, with apple butter, and a hard cider reduction. Cafe Europa also had an app of sauteed f.g. with lentils, celeriac fondant and hazelnut vinaigrette. Jean-Michel and La Miche both do a foie gras terrine. All are in Bethesda.

    The most unusual preparation you will find in the area is incorporated into a cocktail at Restaurant Eve's bar. It is called the Pear of Desire and it's made with Absolut Citron, pear puree, fermented ginger, Liquor 43, ginger ale, and garnished with a torchon of Hudson Valley foie gras. Todd Thrasher at his most creative. The Tasting Room at Restaurant Eve often has foie gras on the menu. For instance moulard duck foie gras en croute with prunes in armagnac. That would probably come closest to a "great" dish.

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    1. re: crackers
      Hal Laurent Jun 23, 2008 02:14 AM

      > B-C/C = Bethesda - Chevy Chase

      Wow, I'd thought it was for Baltimore City/County. Fooled by cryptic abbreviations once again! :-)

      1. re: Hal Laurent
        crackers Jun 23, 2008 03:23 AM

        Hal, perhaps you are right!?! So, mzchung, which B-C/C *are* you looking in?

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      venera Jun 22, 2008 05:10 PM

      I had a spectacular app of foie gras at Cynthia's in Severna Park.

      1. LittleNorthwest Jun 20, 2008 10:20 AM

        Although you get a few other things besides the foie gras. I LOVE the kobe beef and foie gras sliders with a side of duckfat fries at Salt Tavern. Although it is a bit pricey, it is my favorite burger and fry combo and worth every penny.

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        1. re: LittleNorthwest
          Pappy Jun 20, 2008 12:46 PM

          Salt Tavern? Never heard of it. Where?

          1. re: Pappy
            kelarry Jun 20, 2008 09:50 PM

            Corks in Federal Hill for sure!

            1. re: Pappy
              Hal Laurent Jun 21, 2008 06:44 AM

              Salt is in Baltimore, E. Pratt St. at S. Collington, just west of Patterson Park.


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                Whitemarshjohn Jun 21, 2008 07:50 AM

                Tersiguel's is in Ellicott City - it's a French restaurant and I would not hesitate recomending them to anyone who is looking for really great food.

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            flavrmeistr Jun 17, 2008 08:30 AM

            The best is local-grown foie gras at the Tasting Room in Frederick, MD. Seared in butter and cognac and served on toast points. Great with a late-harvest sauterne.

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              Dmnkly Jun 17, 2008 09:19 AM

              There's a local foie farm? Who? Where?

              1. re: Dmnkly
                flavrmeistr Jun 20, 2008 05:41 AM

                I don't know who or where the farm is. The folks at the Tasting Room told me their foie was from a local source. Wherever it's from, it's delicious.

                1. re: flavrmeistr
                  Dmnkly Jun 20, 2008 06:04 AM

                  Hmmmmm... I'm highly suspicious. Unless somebody's producing some on the sly or upstate New York is considered "local", I think you were fed a line.

                  Uh... no pun intended :-)

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              FoiGras Jun 17, 2008 08:00 AM

              Sometimes Kali's Court has an appetizer portion of foie gras. One time I had it at Louisiana, but haven't been there is several years, and don't remember if it was that great. I believe that the Milton Inn, Sparks, Md, serves foie gras (most likely an appetizer portion). FoiGras

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