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Apr 2, 2009 01:15 PM

I want to try foie gras...

I've never tried it, but really want to.

Where is a good place to get foie gras in the WeHo/ west LA area?

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  1. Any of the hi-end or french restaurants like Ortolan, Grace, Patina, Sona, etc. I realize most of these are not on the westside, but rather closer to mid-city.

    1. Spagos was the best I had in LA area (but double check they are still serving Foie Gras)

      and when people say foie gras they sometimes are talking about pate version (consitency like chopped liver) -- the pate is pretty basic -- you should really try a piece of whole foie gras seared

      taste like meaty butter - yum

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          1. re: brez

            So I guess I don't want to go there after all. Thanks for the tip.

        1. My favorite is seared foie gras at Providence (yeah not WeHo/West LA, sorry)

          If the hi-end places are too much $$ for you, try the seared foie gras with eggplant at Orris!! It's on Sawtelle so should be in the right neighborhood.
          my review here:

          radman123: meaty butter ... Mmm...

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          1. re: burumun

            In the same hood as Orris, Restaurant 2117 usually has foie...

            1. re: burumun

              I highly second ORRIS for a newbie. It has a sweet (but not too sweet) glaze on it that makes it very easy for a lot of palates, especially those who don't like so rich and fatty. At the same time you can still appreciate the texture and taste the foie.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Yeah, La Cachette is the only place I can think of in West LA that serves really good foie gras. If it's your first time, get it seared. It's heavenly yumminess.

              2. the best version I've had was at Urasawa - shabu shabu style. It's so fatty and the texture is smoother than silk due to the blanching rather than searing. It was... ummm... (insert word that rhymes with cataclysmic).

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                1. re: soniabegonia

                  Organismic? Coseismic? Antiloimic?... Now I won't be able to sleep.

                  1. re: FranklinJefferson

                    well, at $250 a head (now more like 325), I would want it to be all those things and more - and it was! (tho I don't know what 2 out of 3 mean) :-/

                      1. re: brez

                        Urasawa is not the way to go for first time foie gras -- i actually can't even remember eating foie gras there so not memorable at all (unfortunately most of the meal was unmemorable for me)

                        1. re: radman123

                          wow really? The first time I had foie gras (can't even remember where) I found it unmemorable and wondered what all the hullabaloo was about. It was a sauteed preparation. The Urasawa foie was so incredibly rich and flavorful - like eating slices of warm butter but even fattier and richer tasting, yet not so greasy feeling afterwards ( not that I make a habit of eating butter slices..) I've only had foie a few times and this was the ONLY memorable version. It was just foie in its purest form.