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Apr 18, 2010 10:07 AM

Where to buy a fresh lobe of foie?

Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can pick up a lobe (or half) in the South Bay or West LA area??

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  1. Cheese shop of Beverly Hills. Bristol Farms sometimes carrys them. I used to get them from Bristol in Westlake; usually a day or two order unless it's Christmas time.

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    1. re: korndog

      They're REALLY pricey. Try Surfas. They used to be reasonable with whole lobes.

    2. Surfas in Culver City had single lobes shrink-wrapped when I was there yesterday.

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      1. re: Phurstluv

        It looks like a cafe to me from the website.. Do they also sell market goods there?

        1. re: mstinawu

          surfas originally started as a store and added on the cafe in the last couple years.

          1. re: wilafur

            Ahh.. Thanks for the explanation. =)

          2. re: Phurstluv

            But they have some stuff that's frozen. I can't remember the name, but they're like medallions of foie. I know you said whole and fresh, but whatever you do - DON'T cave and buy these frozen things. They suck. Really suck.

          3. Know if any of these places carry Hudson Valley foie?

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            1. re: mstinawu

              IIRC, it was. But I would call them first to make sure.

              1. re: Phurstluv

                IIRC? Not sure what that is.. Is that the name of a market or something?

                1. re: mstinawu

                  i think the poster was referring to hudson valley foie being sold at surfas.

                  1. re: mstinawu

                    IIRC stands for if I recall correctly, a new computer type of lingo.

              2. I saw it at Guidi Marcello in SM a couple of weeks ago.

                Guidi Marcello
                1649 10th St, Santa Monica, CA

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                1. re: whatsfordinner

                  just got off the phone with a person at guido and they do not carry fresh foie.

                  1. re: wilafur

                    Hmmm. I could have sworn it was in the refrigerator and not the freezer!

                    1. re: whatsfordinner

                      i was excited when i saw your post, that's why i called them because they are near me. but the person that answered said they do not carry fresh foie. bummer.

                2. Maybe too far East for you but I think I've seen them for sale at one of the poultry butchers at the Farmers Market on Third and Fairfax.