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chairbc Dec 28, 2009 06:10 AM

foie gras--any good rec's for buying foie gras in San Francisco? (for home consumption, I'm not looking for restaurant recommendations...this time). thanks in advance.

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  1. lexdevil Dec 28, 2009 06:19 AM

    Prepared, or ready to cook?

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    1. re: lexdevil
      chairbc Dec 28, 2009 10:06 AM

      good question: prepared, thanks.

    2. Robert Lauriston Dec 28, 2009 08:32 AM

      Fatted Calf has a terrine and a torchon on their list at the moment. Polarica has a large selection, including goose. So does Gourmet Corner in San Mateo.

      You could also call Sonoma Artisan Foie Gras, Hudson Valley, and d'Artagnan and ask for local retailers.

      http://www.artisanfoiegras.com
      http://www.hudsonvalleyfoiegras.com
      http://www.dartagnan.com

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      Polarica
      105 Quint St, San Francisco, CA

      Fatted Calf
      644-C First Street, Napa, CA 94559

      The Gourmet Corner
      873 N San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        Ruth Lafler Dec 28, 2009 09:06 AM

        I'm pretty sure I've seen foie gras at Golden Gate Meats in the Ferry Building.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler
          twocents Dec 28, 2009 11:29 AM

          The definitely carry Grade A lobes of foie gras regularly. I have not seen terrine or "au torchon," though, but am not at all sure that they don't.

          If OP is ever in Berkeley, Cafe Rouge has "au torchon" frequently. I happen not to have tried it but like all their charcuterie that I've tried. Fabrique Delices is decent.

      2. dhoffman1421 Dec 28, 2009 09:13 AM

        If you want prepared Fabrique Delices is at the San Mateo Farmers Mkt on Wed and Saturdays, they have Terrine slices cryovac'd. Would recommend Fatted Calf's Torchon as well.

        RL thank you for the link to GC, I am going to stop by there soon.

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        1. re: dhoffman1421
          rworange Dec 28, 2009 10:22 AM

          Fabrique Delices sells at a number of farmers markets and in some markets. You might check out their website to see where or give them a call

          1. re: rworange
            Robert Lauriston Dec 28, 2009 10:25 AM

            http://www.fabriquedelices.com/shoppi...

            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              chairbc Dec 28, 2009 11:00 AM

              cool, thanks

              1. re: chairbc
                kungful Dec 28, 2009 11:02 AM

                I have also gone to their warehouse in Hayward and purchased direct from there at a substantial discount from their regular prices:

                1610 Delta Court, Unit #1
                Hayward, CA 94544-7043

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