5 Places to Get Your Foie Fix

It's not politically correct and you may have to dodge some brick-hurling protesters, but for those that {LOVE} the smooth, fatty, sometimes crispy deliciousness that is foie gras, here are some of the places to find it.

Updated: February 10, 2010

Restaurants


The Coterie Room

2137 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

The foie from Restaurant Zoe is my favorite yet! Here is the delicious low-down: the La Bella Farms seared foie gras comes in a compressed Fuji apple, with long pepper brittle, pistachio and lime zest. What is more decadent than pistachio and foie? We had a table of four and ordered two!


Lark

926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Lark gets a high placing with their foie gras terrine with Marcona almond and kumquat vanilla bean preserve. I love savory/sweet combos and the preserve is amazing on its own.


Quinn's

1001 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Some may not think it fair for Zoe and Quinn to be on the same list since they are sister spots, but when a family does it right, they do it right. Quinn's Pub takes a simple approach with foie gras, brioche, peaches and watercress. You can also buy a side of seared foie.


Crush

2319 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Chef Jason does an amazing job with his version, which is a seared La Belle Farms foie gras with almond financiers and quince-verjus sauce. If you've never tried a verjus sauce, try it--it's basically a non-alcoholic juice from fruit, in this case quince. It really enhances the flavors.


Cafe Juanita

9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034

The Eastside does do things right from time to time, and Cafe Juanita is always in that category. Seared foie gras with apple, candied ginger and cocoa nibs is the perfect version of this dish. The cocoa sprinkled over the top, and the sweetness of the apple really blend well together.