Foie gras products, truffle products, etc.
Does anyone know where I can buy canned foie gras and truffle products. Since they are easily found in France, I figured someone would have taken the initiative to import them. Preferably San Francisco, but any info about these products (like blocs of foie or truffle juice).
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Truffle juice can be had at Le Santuaire. The best place to buy raw whole foie gras is Polarica.
315 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108
105 Quint St, San Francisco, CA
If you're looking specifically for canned foie gras and jarred truffle products, I think the Gourmet Corner, an outgrowth of the Le Village French products importer, should have it. They definitely used to have it at their warehouse sales...give them a call.
If you want to prepare fresh foie gras for yourself, try Fatted Calf (probably pre-prepared terrines ready to eat), Polarica (raw, grades A and B available, only whole lobes, cheapest fresh Foie prices, linked in other post) and Golden Gate Meats (more expensive than Polarica, probably the same source, will often cut a lobe in half to sell to you since they have enough retail turnover).
Golden Gate Meat
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111
The Gourmet Corner
873 N San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401
Preserved black truffle products are tough to find:
In addition to the places SteveG notes, I have found them at Draeger's.
Marcel & Henri makes some pâtés with black truffles. I'm not sure if those among the two or three they carry at Trader Joe's.
D'Artagnan also makes some. I've seen their stuff at Andronico's.
Since this thread resurfaced, once in a while I see "Fungus Amongus" black truffle butter in a jar at Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco. It's pretty tasty, great as a finishing addition to a meat sauce. Next time I'm there, I'll ask what the typical supply is or when they carry it.
Foie Gras - Bouchon Bakery (good excuse to go to Yountville). Fatted Calf has it also but not as good as Bouchon's.