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dbwave Oct 11, 2011 04:50 PM

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

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    stevewag23 Oct 11, 2011 09:01 PM

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

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      steveprez Oct 13, 2011 01:25 PM

      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

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        stevewag23 Oct 13, 2011 02:19 PM

        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.

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          RB Hound Oct 13, 2011 02:23 PM

          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. inaplasticcup Oct 11, 2011 09:18 PM

      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. honkman Oct 11, 2011 10:29 PM

        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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          inaplasticcup Oct 11, 2011 10:43 PM

          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.

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          Pentagarn Oct 12, 2011 11:55 AM

          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

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            stevewag23 Oct 12, 2011 12:41 PM

            Any restaurants that serve Foie Gras?

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              inaplasticcup Oct 12, 2011 12:43 PM

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

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

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                honkman Oct 12, 2011 12:47 PM

                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.

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                  stevuchan Oct 12, 2011 12:56 PM

                  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

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                    honkman Oct 12, 2011 12:58 PM

                    What was the cost of the summer truffle ?

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                      stevuchan Oct 12, 2011 01:08 PM

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

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                    stevewag23 Oct 12, 2011 02:07 PM

                    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"?

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                      honkman Oct 12, 2011 04:11 PM

                      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

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                        stevewag23 Oct 12, 2011 05:27 PM

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

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                    steveprez Oct 12, 2011 12:55 PM

                    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!!!!!

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                      inaplasticcup Oct 12, 2011 12:59 PM

                      :(

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                        DiningDiva Oct 12, 2011 01:29 PM

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

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                          steveprez Oct 12, 2011 04:12 PM

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

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                            honkman Oct 12, 2011 04:14 PM

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

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                          stevewag23 Oct 12, 2011 02:03 PM

                          Is it getting banned?

                          Link?

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                            MrKrispy Oct 12, 2011 03:42 PM

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

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

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                              steveprez Oct 12, 2011 04:13 PM

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

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                                stevewag23 Oct 12, 2011 05:28 PM

                                Strong reason to leave california.

                                At least they are enforcing the jay walking laws.

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                            pegasus505 Oct 13, 2011 10:16 AM

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

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                            Ela0427 Oct 12, 2011 01:09 PM

                            You can buy foie gras at Bristol Farms in La Jolla, T&H Prime Meats in San Marcos.

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