WHICH FOIE GRAS DO I CHOOSE?
Are you hesitating between duck foie gras and goose foie gras? If the first reveals a classic taste and distinct aromas, the goose foie gras seduces many amateurs of good cooking with its delicacy and the subtlety of its flavors.
HOW SHOULD I SEASON FOIE GRAS?
Just a pinch of fleur de sel on your slices of foie gras really brings out the flavor. Pepper will give a very pleasant touch of acidity and spiciness. A fig chutney or an onion confit will bring a sweet note for a classic sweet/sour combination.
WHICH BREAD TO CHOOSE?
Go for simplicity and quality to complement foie gras. We recommend a rustic-style bread with a firm texture. Rye bread, with its touch of acidity, is a perfect match for duck foie gras. Looking for roundness? Choose a spicy gingerbread! Whichever you choose, toast it lightly. When serving, don’t spread the foie gras on the toast, simply place pieces on top, without crushing them to enjoy a sensational combination.
WHAT TO EAT FOIE GRAS WITH?
Foie gras goes beautifully with fresh fruit, such as figs or pears. You can also serve it with dried fruits. Salads, too, are delicious with foie gras – but if you’re adding a dressing, make sure it’s not too acidic!
WHICH WINES WORK WITH FOIE GRAS?
The golden rule here is to always serve a smooth wine. We prefer soft white wines which marry perfectly with the melting of the foie gras. A Grand Cru Sauternes, a Monbazillac or a late-harvest Alsace wine are all good choices. A red wine/foie gras pairing can also make sense. And for a truly exceptional match, try foie gras served with Champagne.
AT WHAT TEMPERATURE DO ISERVE FOIE GRAS?
Foie Gras Gourmet canned foie gras can be kept in its sealed container at room temperature for several years. It just needs to be put in the refrigerator a few hours before eating because foie gras is better served cool. We recommend always keeping a can or jar in the refrigerator ready to serve. In order to reveal its full melt-in-your-mouth flavor, remove foie gras from the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes prior to serving.
A tip: always keep foie gras in the refrigerator ready to be served to friends who may pay you an unexpected visit.
CUTTING YOUR FOIE GRAS?
To cut the foie gras properly, use a non-serrated knife with a wide, thin blade and soaked in hot water go give a cleaner cut.