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Dec 1, 2011 11:14 AM

Foie Gras countdown...

Before we can't get it anymore - shall we start a list of the best places to get foie in the city?

Specifically, my BF wants a foie extravaganza this weekend. Is there a place that does any special foie gras showcase; perhaps terrine next to seared?

I haven't had foie in the city in over a year and will be interested to see where we should head!

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      I appreciate the link, Robert - but it is a pretty short thread that is already two months old.

      I'm hoping for a more current discussion that is city-based.

      1. re: CarrieWas218

        Not much has changed in two months.

        I'd put La Folie on the list for sure, Passot has a way with foie gras.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Truth. It was the only good part of an otherwise horribly off the mark meal at La Folie where we had the full tasting menu. I know others have had much better experiences, but if they made good foie gras on the night we went, they should make great foie gras on any other night too.

    2. Try Oliveto and Gourmet & More (tiny new shop,141 Gough St btw Page & Oak in Hayes Vallley, with a dazzling assortment of French cheese, condiments, great selection from local Fabrique Delices). Gourmet & More had foie gras last week-end.

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      1. re: dordogne

        Fresh? Canned terrine? Cold-packed terrine/mousse/pate?

      2. IIRC it was you Carrie whose post inspired me to go to Naked Lunch seeking their foie gras sandwich. Alas they were sold out the day we were there but thought I'd mention it in case you wanted to extend your foie spree to the lunch hour.

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        1. re: grayelf

          Thanks, GreyElf!

          The joke with the BF is that he recently came into a chunk-o-change and promised foie when he did. I've said all along that I am happy with a burger and a malt and the compromise might be a foie burger... I thought about the Rossini burger at Keller's, but I know they've had fairly mediocre reviews.

          1. re: CarrieWas218

            Many years ago, I made my own foie burger at The Richmond by ordering the Seared Sonoma foie gras (starter) adding it to the House Ground Burger (entree) and I was delighted. It is certainly possible.

            1. re: CarrieWas218

              I've had Keller's Rossini burger and I would say that there are much better ways to spend $60 on foie gras. Foie gras dishes a la carte at La Folie's lounge, as suggested in the other thread, would probably count as one such way.

              1. re: CarrieWas218

                Village Pub in woodside, ca, about half way down the peninsula. The burger is on the bar menu (they will serve at the table), and you can ask for either fois gras or truffle as an add-on. It's not on menu, but it's common. And --- it's really good.

              2. re: grayelf

                Txoko (adjacent to Naked Lunch--same ownership?) has foie gras a la plancha and foie gras ice cream (!) on current menu.

                1. re: dordogne

                  Had the foie gras a la plancha this weekend at Txoko and it was quite good although the portion was on the small side which was fine for me as it's so rich.

                  Also had the foie gras chawan at Morimoto Napa this weekend which I really enjoyed but some might find too sweet.

              3. It has been a couple of years, but the most decadent and largest serving of foie I've ever had was at Incanto...

                1. For the next six months you can buy some foie gras and play with it yourself. As Thomas Keller says, it's like Play Dough, and great fun; plus, it tastes a lot better than Play Dough. My favorite supplier is Polarica.