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Jul 24, 2013 02:36 PM

Remember JK Winebar's Chicken Liver Pate?? - Yummy Market's almost as good but only at a fraction of the price!!

For some of you seasoned hounds, no doubt the name 'JK Winebar' on Church will bring back some pretty fond food memories?!

For me, one really stand out dish was their 'Chicken Liver Pate' - smooth, silky and creamy, with the right touch of sweetness and alcohol infusion. Its a little taste of heaven.

Well folks, whilst visiting Yummy Market today, I walked by their Deli counter and noticed they have a "House made Chicken Liver Pate". Out of curiosity, I asked for a sample scoop. Wow!! What a surprise!! ( Yup! 2 surprises in 2 days!! Not bad!! Ha! ). It was amazingly good! First thing that came to mind was a comparison with the JK WineBar version. Just a touch shy of JK's silky smoothness, however, the taste and texture was pretty, pretty close!! But at about 1/4 of the price??!! A really great find, IMHO!!

I'm having some right now on Melba toast with a glass of sweet late harvest German Riesling!! Heaven!!....and Cholesterol galore!!!

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  1. Sounds more like a mousse than a pâté. I wonder if it's available at their Dufferin and Finch location. (I assume you purchased it in Richmond Hill.) Will have to try it.

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    1. re: Tatai

      They have it at both locations. It is indeed very good (and cheap). Note, this is different from the goose meat or chicken with parsley commercial pates they have in their deli section.

      1. re: Chester Eleganté

        Howdee CE! Me again! Looks like you are busy 'catching up'??!! Have you been away?!
        I tried the 'Goose Pate' once. No comparison!! More expensive and less good!!

        1. re: Chester Eleganté

          Where do they have it in the store. I could only find the commercial brand at the deli counter...

          1. re: trane

            Its in the deli section where they have all the 'beets' salad next to the hot food & smoked fish dept.

      2. My favourite chicken liver mousse is the Crostini alla Toscana at Ascari Enoteca...insane. so good. such great value ($8 for 3 healthy portions, easily shared)- i've had it every time I've gone and it has always been consistently outstanding.

        1. I believe you can also buy JK's chicken pate from Gilead Cafe. I have in the past.

          Good to know there's a less expensive (yet comparable) source!

          1. Hi Charles, well at least the melba toast is healthy. LOL

            Say, have you been to Spirit Tree Cidery? They make a killer clp. Also Summerhill Market's is insanely good too.


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            1. When JK first open I must have went six weeks in a row for that prefect quenelle of chicken liver pate. It was so delish. I may have to make a trip to Yummy Market!