Need Large Quantities of Pate
I have a large Bastille Day party every year and among other things, serve large quantities of different sorts pate. I also need quite a few duck confit legs. Normally, Le Village in Brisbane has an open warehouse sale just before Bastille Day, but I have not received a notice, and despite numerous calls and messages left, have not been able to get anyone there to return a call to tell me if they will be open before the 14th.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where else I might go for these things in bulk and at below-retail prices (also perhaps a place that might be open on Saturdays)? I know that I can get everything I need at a good market, but don't want to be spending $1K to get what I need.
Any help would be appreciated!
re: Robert Lauriston
Pretty sure Marcel et Henri is what Le Village carries.
smperreault, is M et H what you usually get? I wish I could remember what I sampled at the Family Winemakers Tasting last year, but I thought some of M et H's products were almost as good as Fatted Calf's duck liver mousse, some not quite as good, but all were much cheaper.
I stopped at Country Cheese Incorporated this afternoon and saw they were carrying Fabrique Delices pates in bulk -- you simply tell them how much to cut off the log. I got a fairly hefty slice of the duck with truffles for either $12.99 or $16.99 a pound (I'm sorry I don't remember). But they had five or six different kinds to choose from.
415 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA
er, might be a little late for Jul 14, but for future reference ...
you can check POLARICA off 3rd ave ~Bayview on the south side of SF:
i dunno how their prices compare to LE VILLAGE but they have a pdf with
prices and phone numbers on their WEEB site.
Note: they were M-F last time i checked.
and while you're at it, you can pick up any kangaroo/antelope/rattlesnake/alligator
meat you might need.
p.s. i have been going to country cheese aka "cheese not bombs" in berkeley
for a long time, and i regret to say their inventory mangagement/storage often
leaves various products [cheese, meats] in "variable condition" ... i dunno if
this applies to the SF store referenced above.