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Best fois gras in Manhattan

eastvillagegirl Jan 10, 2012 11:44 PM

I would love to hear of the best places for fois gras in Manhattan. Thanks so much . . . .

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  1. ellenost RE: eastvillagegirl Jan 11, 2012 03:47 AM

    Bouley does a wonderful seared foie gras; the portion is very generous. Ma Peche has just introduced a delicious cold foie gras prep with brioche cubes with almost a meringue-like topping, quince and diced slightly hot peppers. The combination of sweet and spicy makes Ma Peche's foie prep one of my current favorites. The shaved foie gras with pinenut brittle, Riesling gelee and lychee at Momofuku Ko is a brilliant contrast in textures (soft and crunchy), and, I believe, one of two dishes at Ko that has deservedly remained on their dinner menu for more than three years; yes, it's that good!

    Momofuku Ko
    163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

    Ma Peche
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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    1. re: ellenost
      lexismore RE: ellenost Jan 11, 2012 11:00 AM

      +1 for Ko's foie gras dish. My personal favorite preparation ever.

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      gutsofsteel RE: eastvillagegirl Jan 11, 2012 04:53 AM

      For the purposes of searching...it's foie gras, not fois gras.

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        RGR RE: eastvillagegirl Jan 11, 2012 07:00 AM

        La Silhouette's Fois Gras "A la Plancha" with Caramelized Pears, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Spaghetti Squash Confit

        Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        Casa Mono's Foie Gras with Cinco Cebollas

        Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...


        Casa Mono
        52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

        La Silhouette
        362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

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          Monica RE: RGR Jan 12, 2012 07:04 AM

          Casa Mono being the tapas place, has really big portion sizes. impressed.

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            RGR RE: Monica Jan 12, 2012 07:23 AM

            I've never thought of Casa Mono as a "tapas place," but rather Mario Batali's conception of a Spanish restaurants with both small and large plates.


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              Monica RE: RGR Jan 12, 2012 12:13 PM

              I guess I authomatically assumed that the restaurant is a tapas restaurant.
              The size of that foie gras is pretty big.

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                uhockey RE: Monica Jan 12, 2012 12:42 PM

                They do bill themselves as tapas, but as the guy who suggested RGR visit them specifically for that foie gras I can certainly say that they do not skimp on the size of their plates.

                Ate there for dinner on New Year's Day (after watching the Rose Bowl at the ESPNZone in Time Square following lunch at Momofuku Ko) and was probably the most full I've ever been (in New York, at least) that evening.

                And it was definitely worth it.


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              Pan RE: Monica Jan 13, 2012 07:11 PM

              They serve raciones, which are larger than tapas, as I understand.

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            eastvillagegirl RE: eastvillagegirl Jan 11, 2012 06:28 PM

            Thank you all so very much, I am making my list out! Also, I apologize for the spelling error.

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              kathryn RE: eastvillagegirl Jan 11, 2012 09:54 PM

              Do you prefer a hot (seared) preparation or a cold (torchon) preparation?

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                RGR RE: kathryn Jan 12, 2012 07:00 AM

                Hot preparations can also be grilled, roasted, or poached. For example, the foie gras at La Silhouette is done "A la Plancha," and in the photo I linked to in my post above, you can see the perfect grill marks.


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                  foodwhisperer RE: RGR Jan 13, 2012 09:33 PM

                  La Silhouette sounds like somewhere I must try. As far as foie gras I like, Jean Georges seared foie gras was excellent, Cercle Rouge has really good seared foie gras usually accompanied with a cooked fruit,the best fruit I had was grilled watermelon with it, Ristorante Aglio (new) has excellent seared foie gras served with thin sliced sweet potato, Le Paradou has a nice foie gras tasting of 4, 5 or 6 varieties, I really like then but none are seared, Plein Sud has decent torchon de foie gras. I've had it in so many other places but don't remember where except sushi Gari's foie gras sushi fair at best, Brooklyn Fare when Cesar makes it he does it well.

                  Jean Georges
                  1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

                  8 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

                  Cercle Rouge
                  241 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

                  Plein Sud
                  85 W Broadway, New York, NY 10007

                  Ristorante Aglio
                  277 Church St, New York, NY 10013

                2. re: kathryn
                  NYCKim RE: kathryn Jan 12, 2012 09:44 AM

                  I really do prefer the hot preparation. That is why I particularly enjoy the fois gras at Gotham B&G. Seared to perfection & served melty warm.

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                    eastvillagegirl RE: kathryn Jan 12, 2012 11:39 AM

                    When it comes to foie gras, I love both preparations. It is that "melt in your mouth butter taste" I can't get enough of. I am looking forward to exploring all the recommendations on this post. Thank you! Mmmmmmm .. . . . . . .

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                      kathryn RE: eastvillagegirl Jan 12, 2012 11:43 AM

                      Definitely try the black pudding waffles with foie gras butter for brunch at Public then!

                  2. uhockey RE: eastvillagegirl Jan 12, 2012 12:02 PM

                    For a cold prep the answer is Per Se without a doubt and Eleven Madison Park closely following.


                    Per Se
                    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

                    Eleven Madison Park
                    11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

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                      cubanat RE: uhockey Jan 12, 2012 12:42 PM

                      hot or cold prep: La Atleier de Joel Rubochon hands down..multiple choices also. our amuse the other night was a shot glass of foie "royale" style. divine

                      L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
                      57 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

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