Posts Tagged ‘foie gras’

Put Foie Gras on Everything at Alba Osteria

What goes with everything? Foie gras, apparently. Alba Osteria, the recently opened Piedmontese Italian restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle, lets diners add a duck liver to any pasta, entree, antipasti, or pizza for an additional $12. Foie gras—which involves force feeding a duck or goose to fatten up its liver—has "kind of gotten, obviously, a bad rap […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Escargots with Foie Gras

The Dish: Escargots with foie gras Where to Get It: Bistro Vivant, 1394 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean; (703) 356-1700; bistrovivant.com Price: $14 What It Is: Escargots with foie gras, olives, and polenta cake What It Tastes Like: The flavor of duck liver overpowers the plump, gossamer-like escargots. The polenta cake has the perfume of buttery […]

Free Foie Gras for Californians at 1789 Restaurant

Poor Californians, so deprived of foie gras! Finally, someone is giving them a break. In a belated response to the Golden State's ban on fattened goose and duck liver, which went into effect over the summer, 1789 Restaurant is offering Californians a legal taste on the house. If you show your California ID at 1789 […]

Gut Reaction: Boundary Road’s $15 PB&J With Foie Gras Is Decadent & Dinky

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. "It's tiny!" the woman beside me chirps up when my order arrives. I'm sitting at the bar at Boundary Road, the newish eatery along H Street NE, which recently hosted a hugely publicized visit from President Barack […]

How Much Would You Pay For A Gold Leaf-Topped Burger?

Washingtonian previously showcased chef Victor Albisu's various politically themed burgers at BLT Steak, notably including the hoity-toity "1%" variety, topped with foie gras, gold leaf and Grey Poupon. But Y&H hadn't noticed the startling price-tag of the thing until now. Metrocurean has a shot of the menu: $58! How much would you fork over for […]

A Y&H Interview with D.C. Cookbook Legend, Joan Nathan

Next week, Joan Nathan, the D.C.-based cookbook author who's won just about every award there is, will release her first recipe collection in five years. Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous is different from Nathan's other tomes in that it draws on a very specific region rather than looking at the entire diaspora of Jewish cooking. In […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

People, what are you doing reading this? It's Memorial Day. It's gorgeous outside. Get off the computer and fire up the grill. Or take a walk. Go to the park with your kids and your dog. Eat something good. Who cares what the top five items were last week on the Young & Hungry blog? […]

Anthony Bourdain on Foie Gras

Anthony Bourdain has been a staunch defender of foie gras ever since Chicago banned the fatty liver (and then rescinded the ban on the fatty liver). In the past, Bourdain has focused on shooting down the ethical/humane arguments promoted by animal activists. Or arguing for an eater's right to choose. On Friday night at the […]

The Ongoing Dilemma on Whether to Eat Foie Gras

The foie gras brûlée on Tony Conte's menu last week at The Oval Room was too tempting to pass up, no matter how many imaginary animal-welfare protesters I had dancing in my head. I say that even though the appetizer that landed on my table wasn't custard-based at all. It was, in fact, a small […]

Daily Food Blog Roundup: Beer, Beans, and Basketball

The week is over, folks. What are you doing reading this blog? Go eat some beans. Or watch some basketball or, God forbid, go outside and play basketball. Step away from the computer now. I mean it, leave. Well, as soon as you read the latest roundup. Happy weekend all. Endless Simmer draws comparisons between […]

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