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Foie Gras and Black Truffles

Anyone know where I can buy these retail? I would like to make a killer tortellini with Foie Gras terrine.

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  1. Anyone know where you can get them in a restaurant also?

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    1. re: stevewag23

      Try Cavaillon. From today's UT.

      http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/20...

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      Cavaillon Restaurant
      14701 Via Bettona, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127

      1. re: steveprez

        Thanks. Good tip.

        Foie Gras, Du Puy Lentils, Bacon, and Quail Egg is something that should be served at 50 restaurants in san diego.

        It is too bad Cavaillon probably takes more travel time to get to than Las Vegas.

        1. re: stevewag23

          Cavaillon takes more time to get to than Las Vegas? Who are you - the anti Beach Chick?

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          Cavaillon Restaurant
          14701 Via Bettona, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127

    2. You're not the first to ask this question, and I was wondering same. It would appear we are better off doing mail order.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/87442

      Or possibly try someplace called Iowa Meat Farms.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/583852

      http://www.yelp.com/biz/iowa-meat-far...

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      Iowa Meat Farms
      6041 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego, CA 92120

      1. You could try it here :http://www.sandiegan.com/euro-food-de...

        For some reasons their regular webpage isn't working in the moment.

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        1. re: honkman

          Thanks for that link. On my browser, the chowhound url appears before the shop's url when I click on the link. I just deleted everything before "http://www.sandiegan..." and it worked ok.

        2. Specialty Produce carries truffles when they're in season.

          Iowa Meat Farms may have foie gras. You should call ahead.

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          Iowa Meat Farms
          6041 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego, CA 92120

          Specialty Produce
          1929 Hancock St, San Diego, CA

          1. Any restaurants that serve Foie Gras?

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            1. re: stevewag23

              Here are some. If you find a really good one, report back, please. :)

              http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=...

              1. re: stevewag23

                There a number of them, just to name a few: Avenue 5, Smoking Goat, Cowboy Star, Market, Kitchen 1540, Cavaillon, George's, Farmhouse Cafe etc.

                1. re: honkman

                  Add Tapenade and Wine Sellar and Brasserie. I've seen whole lobes in the meat case at Bristol Farms during the hoildays.

                  I scored a black summer truffle from the mushroom vendor at the Vista Farmers Market, it was just good not great.

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                  Vista Farmers Market
                  325 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA 92081

                  1. re: stevuchan

                    What was the cost of the summer truffle ?

                    1. re: honkman

                      $40 I think, might have been $60, little smaller than a golf ball.

                  2. re: honkman

                    I didn't see it on the menus for Avenue 5, Smoking Goat or Farmhouse Cafe.

                    Is it something they serve "every once in a while"?

                    1. re: stevewag23

                      Some of these have it often as frequent specials, e.g. Farmhouse Cafe, Smoking Goat, some of them have it always on the menu, e.g. Avenue 5

                      1. re: honkman

                        Its hard to get your hands on this stuff in san diego.

                  3. re: stevewag23

                    In my experience there are quite a number of restaurants that serve foie gras, but you need to check each restaurant individually as it tends to be an item that comes on and off the menus regularly. Working from my (admittedly weak) memory I'd check Blanca, 1540, Addison, AR Valentein as possibilities.

                    And, be mindful that there are less than 9 months until only outlaw restaurants will serve foie gras in CA!!!!!

                      1. re: steveprez

                        I think Blanca has closed to relocate. If it hasn't it will shortly.

                        1. re: DiningDiva

                          Sad! I loved the restaurant, though I agree that the location is a major drawback.

                          1. re: steveprez

                            They will reopen under different name beginning of next year closer to downtown.

                          1. re: stevewag23

                            July 2012 it is banned if it was produced using the force-feeding method.

                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foie_gra...

                            1. re: MrKrispy

                              And "force feeding" is really the only way to make foie gras.

                              1. re: MrKrispy

                                Strong reason to leave california.

                                At least they are enforcing the jay walking laws.

                          2. re: stevewag23

                            Cowboy Star served a sizeable piece of foie gras 2 weeks ago.