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Yokaze Jan 2, 2012 03:47 PM

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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    jsandler Jan 2, 2012 07:34 PM

    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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      Yokaze Jan 2, 2012 08:00 PM

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

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        maiweezy May 23, 2012 01:46 PM

        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.

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        foodiemahoodie Jan 2, 2012 08:11 PM

        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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          chez cherie Jan 2, 2012 08:19 PM

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

        2. J.L. May 23, 2012 03:39 PM

          The gourmet counter at Petrossian in West Hollywood sells it.

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            kevin May 24, 2012 04:09 PM

            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???

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              bhungry Jul 5, 2012 03:25 PM

              I read news from OC register that a restaurant in San Clemente is still serving foei gras after the ban.
              http://www.ocregister.com/news/foie-3...

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

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                fooddude37 Jul 6, 2012 07:56 AM

                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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                  Dirtywextraolives Jul 6, 2012 09:06 AM

                  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.

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                    fooddude37 Jul 6, 2012 02:08 PM

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

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                      Dirtywextraolives Jul 6, 2012 02:47 PM

                      My thoughts exactly!!

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                  dgusanz Jul 6, 2012 08:34 AM

                  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.

                  http://www.dartagnan.com/

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                    Jwsel Jul 6, 2012 10:15 AM

                    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.

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                      Dirtywextraolives Jul 6, 2012 02:47 PM

                      Good to know, thanks!

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