Summer Lifestyle – Party with Foie Gras

foie gras recipes toronto lifestyleInvite your friends on a warm summery night to simply enjoy the delights of foie gras, good wine and a lively conversation. With its rich flavour and smooth and silky texture foie gras is a perfect ingredient for an easy to make sophisticated dish that you can build the whole flavor of the evening on. It is without par when you want to entertain in style.

Foie gras, slightly chilled can be served with toasted or dried bread, you can go with neutral white bread, or accentuate it with texture of a multigrain, or lightly toasted fruit bread or classic French toasted brioche.    

Of course, nothing brings out the rich flavor of foie gras as having it fried. There is only a few tricks to keep in mind when you fry foie gras. First of all it has to be slightly chilled when you cut it, slice it not thicker than in half an inch slices, to avoid burning, be sure that the frying pan is very hot, before carefully laying slices of foie gras on the frying pan. Fry it up to 30 seconds on each side.

 As for the sides, use salads without dressing, with fruit or berry sauces, baked apples with fresh lettuce leaves, non flavorful mushrooms.

Fruit sauces make a great pairing with foie gras. Pairing it with figs makes it one of the most classic combinations.   

 

Pate de foie gras

When choosing to make a pate de foie gras – make it entirely your own creation with Sauterne or Armagnac of your choice! It is important to know that when you serve pate de foie gras over bread – do not spread it, but cut and place it in one layer.  

Very few dishes are so demanding when it comes to the choice of wine. It is definitely not the last flavor in the whole experience.

When choosing a wine to accentuate a foie gras flavor you should avoid very young and light bodied wines. Let’s go over some classic choices that will compliment its rich taste and bring the favor out to its finest. Below are the groups of wines that you can not go wrong with. Of course, you have to choose your wine also with consideration of what dish follows after foie gras, not to overwhelm the taste.  

Vintage Champagne

Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage Champagne

Champagne Gosset Celebris Vintage Extra Brut 2004

Chateauneuf du Pape

The dominant cinnamon note in Grenache flavor and a medium bodied taste

Will make it truly an exquisite experience

 

Riesling

Clemens Busch Riesling 2015

Barmes Riesling Leimental 2014

Ostertag Fronholz Riesling 2015

 

Sauterns:

Château Tour Blanche

Château de Fargues 2010

Château de Fargues 2013

Château Suduiraut 2001

 

If you prefer to select your wines by region you will be safe with Southwest France

Jurançon,  Monbazillac, sweet Bergerac, Loupiac, or a Sainte-Croix-du-Mont

 

If you are planning a party with your friends and are looking for the ultimate foodie experience contact us at Redcaviar to buy foie gras.

 

 

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