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squeaky_penguin Aug 24, 2008 05:12 PM

My husband and I have always wanted to try foie gras. We have reservations at Craftsteak, do they offer it on their menu?

Thanks!

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    Eric RE: squeaky_penguin Aug 24, 2008 05:32 PM

    Can you provide a bit more information as to what you are looking for? Are you looking for restaurants that serve foie gras, the best foie gras in Las Vegas, stores that sell foie gras, etc.?

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      squeaky_penguin RE: Eric Aug 24, 2008 05:40 PM

      Sorry, posted before I typed my question. I'm also looking at other restaurants that serve foie gras.

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        ellenost RE: squeaky_penguin Aug 24, 2008 06:05 PM

        You must go to Alex. I was there on Thursday, and had what I considered the best foie gras ever! I posted today my full review of Alex.

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          grantham RE: ellenost Aug 24, 2008 06:22 PM

          We have always enjoyed the fois gras at Bouchon, both at The Venetian in Las Vegas and in Yountville.

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            ellenost RE: grantham Aug 24, 2008 07:35 PM

            I'm from NYC, and have dined at Thomas Keller's Per Se (which is wonderful). I consider the foie course at Alex to be even better than at Per Se (a heck of a lot cheaper too!)

    2. azbirdiemaker RE: squeaky_penguin Aug 24, 2008 10:59 PM

      Well, it certainly depends on how you prefer to eat it. I, personally, think Craftsteak serves the best seared foie gras in Vegas. They serve it in a copper skillet with the pan juices and a combination of mustard seed and a fruit compote. The fruit changes frequently but I've never had a bad experience. Compliment it with a glass of Tokaji and you'll be in heaven.

      If you prefer the foie to be served cold, torchon style ... then I'd recommend Bouchon. It's a 3 day process they use to prepare their foie and it's absolutely stunning. Served with toasted baguette slices and fleur de sel, it's fantastic - and enough to feed 4 people.

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        uhockey RE: azbirdiemaker Aug 25, 2008 02:39 AM

        Honestly, is there a restaurant in vegas that DOESN'T offer Foie? I think McDonalds has it........but if you really want it on a burger, go with Burger Bar or Daniel at the Wynn.

        Foie is definitely an acquired taste, so if you're going to get it, go somewhere where it isn't $50 for your first try (IE, not Alex or Bouchon.) Craftsteak is a good choice for that, as would be Burger Bar where it is a $12 side.

        For truly glorious goose liver, the goose liver ravioli at Babbo (and therefore likely B+B) is mesmerizing.

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        Tasty10 RE: squeaky_penguin Oct 4, 2008 05:50 PM

        My husband and I had the foie gras at Craftsteak, and it is over priced, a tiny portion, and not as good as you can get elsewhere. We just went to Le Cirque at Bellagio, ordered the seared style and it was pefection!! I would highly recommend going there for a perfect foie gras. Also, the next thing I am excited about is trying the "Foie Gras Three-Ways" at Spago here in Las Vegas. It's only $19.99 too!

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          Tasty10 RE: squeaky_penguin Oct 4, 2008 06:18 PM

          My husband and I had the Foie Gras at Craftsteak and it is over priced, a tiny portion, and not as good as you can get it elsewhere. We just went to Le Cirque at Bellagio and had it seared there and it was perfection!! I would recommend it highly. Also, I look forward to trying the "Foie Gras Three-Ways" at Spago for $19.99.

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            uhockey RE: Tasty10 Oct 5, 2008 11:29 AM

            The Foie at Le Cirque was magical and my second favorite of all time.

            I wish I'd have tried Alex's, but everything else simply sounded better.......the torchon given with the canapes was mindblowing, though.

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              ellenost RE: uhockey Oct 6, 2008 06:48 AM

              The seared foie gras at Alex was among the best preps I've ever had. Obviously, you'll have to make a return visit to try it.

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                cgervais45 RE: ellenost Oct 6, 2008 07:08 AM

                I really enjoyed my Foie Gras at Craftsteak, it was my first time trying it, and I thought it was well worth the money. It made me hooked on the stuff and can't wait to try other methods and tastes.

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            lorishea87 RE: squeaky_penguin Oct 5, 2008 04:29 PM

            I just had foie gras for the first time last weekend in Vegas at Tableau (Wynn)..... it was amazing -- served on a crostini with roated figs and a red currant sauce on the side!! The entire tasting menu was excellent with the exception of the beef dish, which, although flavorful, i thought was dry and tough ( I would repeat the menu and ask for a different main course). The meal was a bargain for tasting menus, at only $115. The crab ravioli, foie, scallops and dessert were all out of this world!! They also allowed us to order one tasting menu --- and my husband ordered off the menu. He had oysters, duck and chocolate souffle. He said the oysters and duck were the best he's ever had!!! And the souffle was fab as well. My tasting came with a dessert trio, the star of which was an apple sorbet rolled in nuts and served with a caramel sauce... I'm still in awe of the tastes I experienced in that meal.

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              scfinson RE: squeaky_penguin Oct 6, 2008 02:53 PM

              We will be in Vegas next week. We have reservations at CUT. My wife loves foie gras and many times eats it as her main course. I do not see it on CUT's on line menu. Does anyone know if they serve it and how was it? Thanks.

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