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Foie Gras?

Have found few decent, French-inspired places around Torrance/Redondo Beach that do Foie Gras well.
Anyone have any gourmet grocery shops that sell it?

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  1. Not exactly Torrance/Redondo Beach, but I saw it today at Puritan Pulitary in the Fairfax Farmers Market. I think it was $38 a pound for grade B and $43 a pound for grade A.

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    1. re: jsandler

      Fantastic J! I'll have to try them. Many Thanx.

      1. re: jsandler

        It's at the Farmer's Market Poultry stand which is just a few steps away from Puritan. Grade A is $46.95/lb and Grade B (leaner) is $36.95/lb. Hudson Valley brand.

      2. Surfas has Hudson Valley Grade AA. but it's more expensive.

        Is this the last year you can buy in California?

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        1. re: foodiemahoodie

          six more months unless there's a reprieve. july 1, 2012 is slated to be the day foie gras becomes illegal in ca.

        2. The gourmet counter at Petrossian in West Hollywood sells it.

          1. Maybe trie Aimme's bistro (sp?) or Chez Melange, or there was a gourmet food counter in gardena that had chefly prepared dishes for take out, maybe it was in the Harbor Gateway, but supposedly really good, but i can't remember the name.

            also, you may have posted this earlier and i missed it but how about Papilles for a few slabs of their speciall terrine that is distrinct from their prixe-fixe meal???

            1. I read news from OC register that a restaurant in San Clemente is still serving foei gras after the ban.

              Not sure if they still have it, but you can call them

              1. I know of several restaurants that have freezers full of foie. I can only imagine there are many more. Let Prohibition begin...

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                1. re: fooddude37

                  As of 6/30/12, on my side of town, both Surfas & Bouchon had sold out of their foie, the latter being in terrine form. The only place left with any was Petrossian, the gentleman told me it was a whole lobe with black truffles ( not sure I really understood that, kept asking if it was a terrine, he said no...) at $375 a pound.

                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                    fantastic. I'll hold onto my stash until prices quadruple and then sell...

                2. I have been buying mine from D'Artagnan for years. Have a good selection of both fresh and frozen and excellent quality. Also the foie gras mousse is superb and relatively inexpensive.


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                  1. re: dgusanz

                    I agree about D'Artagnan. The foie gras mousse is the best i've ever had and I love the French Kisses (fois gras stuffed prunes soaked in brandy). The prices for foie to cook are pretty high though and shipping adds on additional costs. I had heard a few weeks ago that D'Artagnan would stop shipping to California, but noticed yesterday a statement on their webpage saying that they will continue to fill California orders placed online.