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Best place to eat foie gras

luckyfatima Jun 27, 2008 04:16 AM

Where can I go for a pan seared foie gras, and what is the price range there?

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    addlepated RE: luckyfatima Jun 27, 2008 06:57 AM

    Restaurant Jezebel usually has it on their special menu. They have a very generous portion for around $24.

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      txgrl99 RE: luckyfatima Jun 27, 2008 07:34 AM

      I really love Aquarelle's foie gras.

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        Paul Silver RE: luckyfatima Jun 27, 2008 07:14 PM

        Add these venues:
        Finn & Porter
        Vin Bistro

        Keep an eye on Trio, they may bring it back.

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          addlepated RE: luckyfatima Jun 27, 2008 08:35 PM

          Actually, if you search for the Austin anti-foie gras protestors, they have a handy list of which restaurants in town serve it.

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            craveytrain RE: addlepated Jun 28, 2008 02:05 PM

            Ok, this quite literally had me laughing out loud. Awesome advice, made my day.

          2. amykragan RE: luckyfatima Jun 28, 2008 08:36 AM

            Starlite also had it last time I was there.

            Chez Nous had it before as well

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              tnami RE: luckyfatima Jan 16, 2011 08:26 AM

              I'd avoid it at Paggi House, though highly recommended by our waiter.

              Paggi House
              200 Lee Barton Drive, Austin, TX 78704

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                addlepated RE: tnami Jan 16, 2011 08:45 AM

                And why is that?

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                  tnami RE: addlepated Apr 18, 2011 08:35 AM

                  Just wasn't great; Wink is probably the best for me, so when the Paggi waiter recommended it over another appetizer I was considering I made the mistake of assuming it would be as good as Wink's and it was not.

              2. chispa_c RE: luckyfatima Apr 12, 2011 01:28 PM

                Second Bar & Kitchen will put a slab of it on a hamburger for $14 extra.

                bar congress burger · house ground brisket and chuck · shallot confit · gruyere · greens · horseradish pickles 12
                (add seared foie gras +14 / over ez egg +3 / avocado +3 / smoked pork belly +4 / double meat double cheese +10)

                Get it in Texas because i read recently that California legislators passed a law in 2004 outlawing foie gras by July 2012.

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                  drdelicious RE: chispa_c Apr 14, 2011 04:55 AM

                  So it's only bad for you if you live in CA? What's wrong with those folks? ;)

                  I like Aquarelle's as well. There is an interesting foie gras sausage dog as a starter at Haddington's... I like it for atypical foie gras.

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                    chispa_c RE: drdelicious Apr 14, 2011 08:46 AM

                    Good to know about Haddington's! Headed there with a foie gras lover very soon. I'm personally not a fan, but to each his/her own!

                2. amykragan RE: luckyfatima Apr 12, 2011 01:42 PM

                  Jefrrey's has it on their restaurant week menu $35 and it's great! I had it as my dessert course last night. They also feature a foie gras torchon that I really like (but not every day)

                  1. popvulture RE: luckyfatima Apr 12, 2011 05:27 PM

                    Uchi usually has a great foie gras dish on their ever changing specials menu. I did have a version once though that was "cold prepared," and it was nooooot good. Only bad thing I've ever had at Uchi. So yep, as long as it's not the cold version, it's probably delicious.

                    Uchi Restaurant
                    801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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                      reinadetostones RE: popvulture Apr 12, 2011 07:58 PM

                      I had one of the most magnificent foie gras dishes at Uchi (there was hazlenut and maple involved), but the foie gras nigiri, with quinoa caramel, is our regular dessert. Pan-seared, if luckyfatima's craving from 2008 continues even now...

                      Uchi Restaurant
                      801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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                        popvulture RE: reinadetostones Apr 12, 2011 11:03 PM

                        Pan seared is pretty much the ideal way to go as far as I'm concerned. If any restauranteurs out there are reading this, I'll say that the foie gras biscuits and gravy at Animal in LA recently blew my mind. Steal that and bring it to Austin, people!

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                          slowcoooked RE: popvulture Apr 13, 2011 07:30 PM

                          The foie gras BLT at wink is outstanding.

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                            NWLarry RE: popvulture Apr 18, 2011 06:55 AM

                            I got to go there last year. That place is amazing.

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                            luckyfatima RE: reinadetostones Apr 13, 2011 08:04 PM

                            I am still after foie gras. I have had it (warm) at Uchi's a couple of times. It was divine. I really liked it at Restaurant Jezebel but have been reading this thread eagerly again since Jezebel is no longer an option.

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                              amykragan RE: luckyfatima Apr 14, 2011 05:47 AM

                              You can get it at Jeffrey's as part of the $35 3 course Restaurant Week special Sunday-Wed. of next week.

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                                steveprez RE: luckyfatima May 21, 2011 07:38 AM

                                Earlier this week I had the Foie Gras at Barley Swine on South Lamar. Served warm with accompaniments I cannot remember. But I do remember it was very good.

                                About $15 for a good sized piece. Shared by two and still satisfying. Might have been too rich for one, IMO.

                                Barley Swine
                                2024 S. Lamar, Austin, TX

                          3. bubbleboy79 RE: luckyfatima May 21, 2011 10:21 AM

                            I love the Carillon's version with macadamia French toast, balsamic cream, and dates, seared to a pretty perfect medium. I've had Barley Swine's a few times, and the temp is more medium rare, which isn't my favorite texturally (think borderline runny inside). The sweetbreads there, however, are awesome. And Haddington's foie sausage is totally worth doing at ten bucks.

                            Barley Swine
                            2024 S. Lamar, Austin, TX

                            1. MattC02 RE: luckyfatima Sep 14, 2011 01:05 PM

                              So I had the foie gras nigiri at Uchi over the weekend. It was pan seared, glazed with a fish caramel or something, and had a few crispy quinoa in there. The waitstaff were super excited I ordered it, and when the runner from the kitchen brought it out she exclaimed "I'm so excited for you!"

                              It was really amazing. Probably on my list of top ten bites. Unfortunately, that's all it was for $9...but totally worth it. I can see how someone said they often order it for dessert. So good. Sweet and salty umami heaven.

                              Uchi Restaurant
                              801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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