foie gras. where?
We spent a great weekend in Montreal where we enjoyed foie gras for the first time. It was amazing and that's an understatement.
Where can we get foie gras in Toronto?
(and is there maybe a place that sells the liver and we could make it ourselves?)
You have plenty of options where you can buy Foie Gras
Pusateri's, McCewans, High Land Farms & Loblaws at some locations and St. Lawrence Market
Even online at Ogourmet.com
As for finding a place that serves it at the same level as Montreal (especially au pied de cochon) I can't think of anything coming even close. I will let the other members give recommendations.
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St. Lawrence Market
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Well Actually I have bought Foie Gras from the loblaws on Queens Quay (not the pate but actually small chunk of the real lobe) Which I cooked myself and enjoyed quite a bit.
I have heard good things about the French Toast with Foie Gras at the Hoof Cafe on Dundas west do a search and I am sure you will see reviews and pics.
elvisahmed is correct you can find it a Loblaws from time to time, and in the St. Lawrence market there is a store that allows you to buy whatever weight you want rather than the whole liver as many places insist.
I just had fois gras at a restaurant called Pangea tonight. It was seared, and served with a sour cream waffle, vanilla poached rhubarb and aged balsamic vinegar. It was delicious. I also had it at Canoe, seared, served with little chicken liver brioche french toast sandwiches, birch beer foam and lingonberry sauce. Also divine. If I had to pick, I'd probably go with Canoe over Pangea, but they were both amazing :)
Cumbrae will cut to size, whatever you need to cook your own and their prepared house Torchon version is also highly recommended. As it sounds like you're a newbie to this decadence, you should try it with a sweet wine; a Sauternes is classic but ice wine is equally yummy.
Nowhere in Toronto is the availability of foie gras like Montreal. At the St Lawrence market, only Whitehouse Meats typically stocks the fresh lobe, whereas at the Atwater Market, almost every butcher shop (6-10) has it on hand.
I recently enjoyed the brioche french toast w/ the foie gras at Hoof; highly recommened.
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Try the Alex Cheese Farm at Danforth and Chester (a 2 min walk from Chester station). I usually get frozen whole foie gras from there - give them a call first though, they don't carry it all the time during the summer. During the holiday season in winter, if was more readily available.
The Cheese Boutique In Etobicoke sells it frozen which I have bought before and it was great. I just defrosted it and pan seared it on brioche with thin slices of apple. If you want to go to a restaurant that has the best Foie Gras I've has in Ontario go to Spencer's on the waterfront in Burlington. http://www.spencersatthewaterfront.com/ It is my favourite restaurant in Ontario by far. They have Foie Gras On thier starters menu which changes daily, but always amazing. You can also add Foie Gras as a topping to your steak there which is to die for.
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