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Where should I go for Foie Gras in Vancouver?

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Arwai82 Jan 13, 2011 09:52 PM

A friend of my is coming for a visit and I said I would take her out for dinner. She specifically asked for a restaurant that serves good Foie Gras...where should I take her?
Much thanks!

  1. peter.v Jan 14, 2011 01:17 AM

    A chef friend of mine raved about the foie pâté at L'Abattoir. Pork hock and foie is hard to beat for me.

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      peter.v Jan 15, 2011 03:43 PM

      I've also been told by a lurker that Pied-a-Terre has killer foie. Good value too.

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      ck1234 Jan 14, 2011 07:20 AM

      Though I didn't have it, but based on the fantastic food we did consume, I would think Le Crocodile more than likely does a good job with it.
      http://lecrocodilerestaurant.com/menu...

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      Le Crocodile Restaurant
      909 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z2N2, CA

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        clutterer Jan 14, 2011 08:45 AM

        I always thought West did a great job, though I haven't been since Geraghty left, and don't see it being offered on their website.

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          kinnickinnik Jan 14, 2011 05:42 PM

          Bistro Pastis does a good foie as well.

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          Bistro Pastis
          2153 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7, CA

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            Arwai82 Jan 15, 2011 01:14 AM

            Thanks everyone!
            peter.v: I have yet to try L'Abattoir, maybe I should take her there since I wanted try their food for the longest time.
            ck1234: Le Crocodile is also a good choice! I've heard so many good things about that place.
            clutterer: The last time I was there was around 4 years ago and the Foie was good. I checked with them, they said they don't offer them anymore...maybe I will check back another time. Thanks for the suggestion.
            kinnickinnik: Good suggestion, all these restaurants that I wanted to try! Maybe I will just have to have another round of foie with another friend...darn it :P

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            Le Crocodile Restaurant
            909 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z2N2, CA

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              foodie42 Jan 15, 2011 03:20 PM

              I had awesome foie at Il Giardino...

            2. waylman Jan 16, 2011 09:27 AM

              I had some killer Foie Gras at Le Crocodile last night. They served it with a huge scallop which was a nice touch.

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              Le Crocodile Restaurant
              909 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z2N2, CA

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                betterthanbourdain Jan 17, 2011 01:38 PM

                were you looking for it in a pate form, torchon or seared?

                besides le croc, i suggest maybe Lumierre, Market, C's.

                iirc, west and it's sister restaurant may have taken it off the menu after the protests outside their resto a couple years ago.

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                  Arwai82 Jan 19, 2011 05:56 PM

                  She didn't specified but personally I prefer lightly seared foie:)

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                    betterthanbourdain Jan 19, 2011 11:56 PM

                    maybe consider Lumiere.
                    iirc, lumiere's seared foie gras add on is around $40. large enough of a portion to share for two.

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                    Lumiere
                    2551 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

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                      ck1234 Jan 20, 2011 12:05 AM

                      Service is so good at Lumiere too...if price isn't an object, I'd probably go there, but I'm a sucker for good service and it was perfect at Lumiere...I didn't have foie though...

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                      2551 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

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                        betterthanbourdain Jan 20, 2011 12:18 AM

                        i really do agree on the service being good. the whole team from hostess to the managers are well trained and have impeccable standards.
                        it's not just having one great and experience server. but a holistic approach to make you feel comfortable.
                        the service stood out more than the food for me and the food was good to very good.

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                    betterthanbourdain Mar 12, 2011 04:02 PM

                    I'd take back my recomendation for foie gras at C's. It is still a duo of seared foiegras and a torchon. But they changed the plate offering kumquats which didn't work well for me. Should note I was there on a weeknight and possibly the chef not there that night.

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                    yuyu Mar 15, 2011 07:10 PM

                    Chambar...served with brioche if I recall....delishhhhh and well priced

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                      islandgirl Mar 15, 2011 07:43 PM

                      Love the Foie Gras at Chambar as well but just a note that it is a terrine of Fois Gras, not slices of the "pure" stuff. That said it's delicious and served with: port reduction, kriek granita & truffled brioche french toast.

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