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foie gras retail in San Francisco

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ReneeParadis Dec 23, 2011 01:39 PM

Hi, I want to buy some foie gras to cook for an xmas appetizer. where should I buy? I found old threads for retail places in Berkeley and restaurants in the city, but no retail places in SF. Thanks!

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  1. letsindulge RE: ReneeParadis Dec 23, 2011 02:26 PM

    I'd like to know as well. Even better yet if there is a place in the S. Bay area.

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      estnet RE: letsindulge Dec 23, 2011 08:28 PM

      Gourmet Corner - Burlingame

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      wally RE: ReneeParadis Dec 23, 2011 03:24 PM

      Polarica is in San Francisco. They do sell retail.

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        ReneeParadis RE: ReneeParadis Dec 23, 2011 04:06 PM

        I picked some up at Fatted Calf. I think they have more in stock, but not prepped?

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          dordogne RE: ReneeParadis Dec 23, 2011 04:41 PM

          Gourmet & More on Gough in Hayes Valley carries Fabrique Delices fois gras.

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            SteveG RE: dordogne Dec 24, 2011 10:48 AM

            Just looked that up--looks like they opened in November and are at 141 Gough St x Oak, with a cold cheese room in the back!

          2. Ruth Lafler RE: ReneeParadis Dec 23, 2011 11:36 PM

            Golden Gate meats in the Ferry Building.

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              SteveG RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 24, 2011 10:45 AM

              Yes, there should be old threads that mention Golden Gate Meats. They were happy to split a lobe of grade A in half for me a couple years ago and just sell me half. They have enough demand this time of year that they can do that. And for the original poster: if you're making torchon (poached or water bath cooked), then grade A is good, if you are searing, grade A might just melt away and you'd be better off with grade B.

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