Best current foie gras dishes?
I am visiting from California and would love to know where I can find foie on the menu, especially near downtown. Thanks!
St. Jack on NW 23rd (outside of downtown, but not far by cab) is a fabulous French bistro and everything there is delicious, including the foie.
Little Bird, in downtown, offers it as an add-on to their burger, though it does not appear to be on the menu as a stand alone dish.
Gruner downtown usually has a torchon plate on their menu. Not a huge fan of Gruner overall, but they do have one of the best burgers in town, at lunch or at their bar only.
Urban Farmer downtown across from Pioneer Square has a torchon appetizer.
Irving Street Kitchen in the Pearl has an interesting Seared Foie Gras 'PBB&J,' - Spiced Peanut Butter, Tasso Bacon, Apple Jelly, Brioche
Bluehour in the Pearl also has a torchon appetizer,
Across the river:
Lincoln, a great upscale place in North Portland, across the river does foie on it's charcuterie plate, currently as a parfait: foie gras parfait, rabbit liver mousse, pig ear, beef jerky and cured duck breast (PS - I've had that pig ear at their happy hour - it is awesome)
Laurelhurst Market (a great modern take on a steakhouse with an in-house butchery and where everything - meat and non-meat - is delicious has a torchon app on their menu.
Le Pigeon and Beast do foie but with different takes - Beast is a multicourse experience and their charcuterie plate features a foie bonbon with Sauternes gelee; Le Pigeon (same chef as Little Bird, more inventive restaurant, this was his first) does it for dessert as profiteroles and smoked as an app (with tofu...ha! ;o).
An awesome dinner can be had at Ox - and you can start with a foie-topped cocktail: http://eater.com/archives/2014/03/27/... Plus, I think they have a foie terrine on their menu right now.
There are probably others...happy foie eating!