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Mar 27, 2011 06:23 PM

sweetbreads/foie gras

I need my fellow 'Hounders to unearth the answer to my question:

About once a year a friend of mine and I take an out-of-town friend to a New Orleans restaurant that does a nice job with sweetbreads and/or foie gras (seared, not a terrine). So far, off the top of my head, we've satisfied his taste for said with visits to August, Herbsaint, Bayona, Gautreau's, MiLa, Bistro in the Maison de Ville, and the now-shuttered Cuvee. Some new candidate selections would be appreciated (side note: he's only in for one night and Stella is booked).

430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Cuvee Restaurant
322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Gautreau's Restaurant
1728 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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  1. Le Fore usually has foie. Call ahead for the evening's menu

    Commander's offers: Foie Gras “2” Ways - Seared Grade “A” and a torchon of Hudson Valley foie gras with spring berry beignets, crushed pecan brittle, foie gras ganaché and blackberry jam 18.00 ."

    Patois for sweetbrreads.

    Le Foret
    129 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    1. re: JazzyB

      I would recommend the sweetbreads at both Clancy's and Daisy Bistro.

      We went to Iris last Friday and enjoyed the sweetbreads and I'm pretty sure they also serve a seared foie gras dish that has gotten positive reviews here and elsewhere.

    2. The best sweetbreads I ever had in New Orleans were at the erstwhile Christian's. I wonder if the new Redemption would have them?

      1. I had sweetbreads at Le Crepe Nanou a couple years ago that I really enjoyed. I haven't been back since, but since it's a neighborhood mainstay I doubt they have changed much. I am not well versed in sweetbreads FWIW, but that meals sticks out in my mind when I think sweetbreads.

        1. Patois (my absolute favorite restaurant in the city) has a fabulous sweetbread appetizer. I highly recommend the place to everyone.

          1. The sweetbread app at MiLa was so good one night our party ordered another round for dessert. Also, I think the Emeril's have been doing seared foie gras, I know they have had it at NOLA.

            Emeril's Restaurant
            800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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            1. re: collardman

              We ended up at Patois and had the sweetbread app, served with beluga lentils. Just beautiful, out of town guest was wowed!