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Aug 22, 2008 08:40 PM

Best foie gras???

Hello Chowhounders,

I will be in NYC next week and I'm really in the mood for some good foie gras...where is the best place to visit?

recommendations for the best escargot are also welcome.


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  1. L'Atelier de Robuchon at the Four Seasons Hotel

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    1. re: marknyc

      Oh yes, many man dishs on the menu there include foie. The little burgers with the foie on top, the hen served with it and the foie dumpling soup are all really great. (Those burgers I fatasize about!)

      1. re: BW212

        That reminds me that I also really like the foie gras with soup dumplings at Annisa.

        1. re: MMRuth

          I second that Annisa dish, it's woonnnnderful

      2. re: marknyc

        Second Robuchon - carmelised eel and fois gras. Falai's foie gras three ways when they have it in winter. Foies gras mousse in a bittersweet chocolate shell (one of the three ways). . . surprising, exciting and delicious!

      3. La Petite Auberge serves traditional escargots Bourguignons.

        Gascogne serves escargots in phyllo purses.

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        1. re: RGR

          hmmmm i posted a reply earlier and i can't see it now...anyway, i was saying that the menu at gascogne looks is the atmosphere? I am not looking for something too romantic.

          1. re: loftman

            Gascogne is a small French bistro with a charming interior decor and a truly lovely back garden. Depending on whom you are dining with, it could be considered romantic. However, you will find diners of the same sex as well as the occasional solo diner who come for the delicious food and the charming atmospherics.

        2. I consistently have great Seared Foie Gras at Auerole. Every time it is perfect.

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          1. re: eve

            I agree with eve's recommendation. I was at Aureole last week, and the foie gras was superb. Generous portion and perfectly cooked. I was recently at another highly-rated restaurant, and the foie gras was overcooked--tasted like liver with none of the silken texture.

          2. I really like the terrine de foie gras at La Goulue. They used to serve escargots in egg shells with soft cooked egg, but I haven't seen it on the menu lately.

            1. Jean George's Foie Gras Brulee is fantastic.

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              1. re: Gossomer

                foie gras in creme brulee? fantastic! I had that here in Toronto at Tomi Kro and it was great!