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.
Costco has duck confit legs. Not in bulk, but probably cheaper than most other retail sources.
Can't help you with the pate.
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.