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Where to buy foie gras (goose)?

I am looking to buy some goose foie gras to prepare at home for a group of 6 people. I plan to prepare it in a classic pan-seared style with a sweet wine reduction (request of the birthday girl). I have never purchased foie gras before, and am wondering- aside from D'Artagnan- which purveyor(s) are worth looking into. I don't mind ordering in advance, but I must have it in my possession within the next week (by the 17th or 18th). Any suggestions? Thank you!

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  1. The foie gras you can get here is going to be duck. That's what D'artagnan sells. I don't see any goose foie on their website for order...nor on the Dean & Deluca website...

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    Dean & DeLuca
    1 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10020

    1. Eataly had some the other day when I was there.

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      Eataly
      200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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      1. re: roze

        Eataly carries duck foie gras, not goose.

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        Eataly
        200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

      2. You can order duck foie direct from Hudson Valley.
        But the shipping is costly.

        Goose foie is tough to find in the US. As far as I know, goose foie gras (foie gras d'oie) is only made in very small quantities in Israel, Hungary and parts of the Perigord and Alsace regions of France. aside from D'artagnan, dean and deluca might have it. 80% of the foie served in the U.S. comes from ducks.

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        1. re: AdamD

          Neither D'Artagnan nor Dean & Deluca carries goose foie gras. Only duck.

          You know who might have it (but probably frozen)? Schaller & Weber or the Hungarian Market on 2nd Ave. Give those two a call.

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          Schaller & Weber
          1654 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

          Dean & DeLuca
          1 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10020

        2. Thank you everyone, for your fast replies. Guts, I appreciate your research! I never imagined it might possibly be completely absent from NYC shops. For those who may be interested, the one local lead I found was Petrossian, who carries it (on the website) in the form of a large, truffle-filled loaf. Of course, they may not necessarily have it in the store.
          Now I am wondering if the birthday girl is aware of the scarcity of goose... what is the probability that 3 and 4 star restaurants in NYC are serving duck and not goose, and that this is actually the kind that she is really familiar with?
          I am going to check out the Hungarian shop, as well as look into online options... there has to be somewhere in the country that makes it.

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          Petrossian
          182 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

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          1. re: vvvindaloo

            The difference is definitely there, but it's pretty subtle...and to be honest, in a sweet wine reduction, probably just this side of impossible to detect.

            if it makes you feel better, I can walk into darned near any purveyor of food here in France (even a highway rest stop) and buy duck foie gras....but even here at the source, you have to go looking to find goose (even at Christmas, when the refrigerator cases are bursting with more brands and preparations of foie gras than you could imagine)

            1. re: vvvindaloo

              Don't buy the truffle-filled loaf from Petrossian. You want fresh foie so you can prepare it, and the only fresh foie you are going to find is going to be duck. Every restaurant in NYC that is serving foie that they prepare in the restaurant is serving duck foie.

              You will be able to find an online source for prepared goose foie probably, in a can. But you'd be much better off getting fresh duck foie, which you can get easily in NYC.

              Quattro Farms sells Hudson Valley duck foie in entire lobes, you could call their farm store and ask them to bring you a lobe to the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday.

              Preparing raw duck foie will be far superior than buying a prepared canned or jarred goose foie product. Your only hope is if the Hungarian store or Schaller & Weber sells lobes of goose foie, frozen. Call them both. Otherwise buy a lobe of duck foie gras.

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              Petrossian
              182 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

              1. re: vvvindaloo

                I do not recall any of the top restaurants in NYC offering goose foie gras.

                1. re: ellenost

                  I have not seen it on a menu anywhere in this country.

                  1. re: ellenost

                    Years ago, goose foie gras was all you got in the good french restaurants i.e. Lutece etc
                    What happened? where did those geese fly to? lol

                    1. re: foodwhisperer

                      You don't see goose on menus in France that often, either -- it's easy to buy prepared, but it's not all that common on the menu.

                      1. re: sunshine842

                        I recently had mucho foie gras in France, but I didn't know if it were duck or goose. I didn't ask. I actually assumed it was goose. I guess i'm so used to duck these days, it doesn't matter as long as it is prepared right.

                2. I believe I saw a sign advertising sale prices for fresh foie gras at Zabar's last week.

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                  1. re: JungMann

                    It is DUCK foie gras at Zabar's. Duck foie gras is easy to find.

                    1. re: gutsofsteel

                      I had chicken foie gras at Katz's , it was chopped.

                      1. re: foodwhisperer

                        Chicken liver pate is not the same thing as foie gras (chickens don't migrate, so they aren't 'programmed' to store fat in their livers like migratory birds)

                        Don't know if you were being facetious or not -- just clarifying for those who might not know that there's a (big) difference.