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Chicken liver dishes?

david sprague Dec 6, 2008 10:11 AM

who's got the best? appetizers, mains, you name it. prefer gramercy/chelsea/village ideally...but i'll follow the lure of the liver if needed :)


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    kathryn RE: david sprague Dec 6, 2008 10:45 AM

    For more upscale/haute: the Monday Room has a lovely chicken liver crème caramel with cabernet roasted grapes and crispy parma. Freemans has a Chicken Liver Crostini. Spotted Pig has chicken liver toast.

    See also
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/223304 (might be a little old)

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      Miss Needle RE: kathryn Dec 6, 2008 11:01 AM

      I'll second the chicken liver toast at Spotted Pig. Really delicious and luscious.

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        _emilie_ RE: Miss Needle Dec 8, 2008 08:02 AM

        I also vote for the chicken liver at Spotted Pig. Yum. And on the topic of liver, they also had an amazing calves liver special there once (as a main). Wow, do they know liver.

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        david sprague RE: kathryn Dec 7, 2008 10:54 AM


        i've had freeman's, which is ace....and when i am feeling a little more flush, i'll have to try the monday room. maybe january 21 :)

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        kobetobiko RE: david sprague Dec 6, 2008 02:40 PM

        On top of the dishes mentioned, may I suggest:
        - The chicken liver mousse with cracklings at Back Forty
        - the chicken liver pate (with other meat) and the salad with chicken liver, poached egg, and lardon at Bar Boulud
        - Chicken liver parfait at Maze of The London Hotel by Gordon Ramsay
        - Chicken Liver Mousse with truffle and pickled vegetable at EMP

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          scott. RE: david sprague Dec 6, 2008 07:16 PM

          I am going to be in NYC next weekend and i'm a huge chicken liver fan (I was born and raised in the south, raised on fried chicken livers) so I am going to keep an eye on this thread. :)

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            johnnyappleseed RE: david sprague Dec 6, 2008 07:48 PM

            Had the chicken liver crostini at Convivio tonight--quite tasty.

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              fishermb RE: johnnyappleseed Dec 8, 2008 12:10 PM

              I will second the chicken liver crostini at Convivio, but that said, this will be an expensive meal. Check out Bar Pitti (On 6th Ave at Bleecker), they make a nice chicken liver crostini appetizer and have great, reasonable Italian food to accompany.

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              Lucia RE: david sprague Dec 7, 2008 08:21 AM

              I had a great dish at Upstairs at Bouley a couple of years ago. I'm not sure if it's still on the menu.

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                sugartoof RE: david sprague Dec 7, 2008 11:22 AM

                The chicken liver ravioli at Barbone was amazing, but the service and rest of the meal was beyond awful.

                1. Striver RE: david sprague Dec 8, 2008 07:55 AM

                  My favorite appetizer at Roberto Passon (Italian, 9th & 50th) is chicken livers in a port-based sauce with pears and argula.

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                    timinchelsea RE: david sprague Aug 9, 2010 02:34 PM

                    I love chicken livers. Two places that have them as appetizers are Lumi at Lexington and 70th and Bianca at 5 Bleecker btw Bowery and Elizabeth. Both are really excellent. At Lumi, you can get it as a main course and at Bianca, the portion is huge.

                    963 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

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                      bronwen RE: timinchelsea Aug 9, 2010 02:50 PM

                      I too love chicken livers, does anyone have a fantastic chicken liver omelet?

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                      taystahl RE: david sprague Aug 9, 2010 02:52 PM

                      May not be the composed dish that the other posters have recommended, but for straight-up, unadulterated liver goodness, it's tough to beat the chicken liver yakitori at Yakitori Totto...

                      Yakitori Totto
                      251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

                      1. Deb Van D RE: david sprague Aug 10, 2010 09:24 AM

                        I really like the chicken liver app at Bianca; they deglaze them with balsamic vinegar and it complements them perfectly. As a starter, though, it will spoil your appetite for an entree. Another favorite is the sauteed chicken liver with tiny poori at Banjara. Really, really good. I can't say that I've loved anything else that I've had there, particularly, but I think it's worth a trip for that dish alone.

                        97 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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