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smperreault Jul 9, 2008 12:29 PM

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!

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  1. Robert Lauriston Jul 9, 2008 12:38 PM

    You can order whole pâtés at wholesale prices direct from Marcel et Henri, but you have to pick up in South SF on Monday between 8 and 4:30.

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    Marcel Et Henri Charcuterie
    415 Browning Way S, San Francisco, CA

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      SteveG Jul 9, 2008 04:06 PM

      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.

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        Melanie Wong Jul 12, 2008 04:41 PM

        Have not been to Le Village for a while, but last time the pates and saucisson were mostly from Fabrique Delices.

    2. Xiao Yang Jul 9, 2008 12:40 PM

      Costco has duck confit legs. Not in bulk, but probably cheaper than most other retail sources.

      Can't help you with the pate.

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        Armoise Jul 10, 2008 09:03 PM

        I wonder if you could order directly from Fabrique Delices?

        http://www.fabriquedelices.com

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          Melanie Wong Jul 12, 2008 04:40 PM

          Per this report from last year, you can pick at at Fabrique Delices facility in Hayward,
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/44111...
          Too late for the OP, but FD also sells at several farmers markets.

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          Fabrique Delices
          1610 Delta Ct # 1, Hayward, CA

        2. Carrie 218 Jul 12, 2008 10:20 PM

          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.

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          Country Cheese
          415 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA

          1. psb Jul 13, 2008 03:11 AM

            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:
            http://www.polaricausa.com/products.html

            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.

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