Foie Gras de Luxe
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The oldest gourmet epicerie in Paris, specialising in foie gras.
Hidden in an inner courtyard on rue Montmartre, a stone's throw from Les Halles, Foie Gras de Luxe is one place all fans of good food should have in their little black book. Open for more than 150 years, this boutique was one of the first gourmet epiceries in Paris and specialises in south-western French goodies.
To satisfy your fishy cravings, there’s beautiful salmon, caviar (and vodka to go with it), fish soup, lobster bisque, sardines, tuna; and for the more carnivorous, Parma and Bayonne ham, luxury preserves, mushrooms (cepe, Morel and trompettes de la mort) dried or fresh when in season. But the star of the show is the foie gras. Raw duck foie gras, to cook and season yourself (€44/kg), semi-cooked from Périgord (€60 for a 1kg block, or €96 for a 1kg terrine) and rare goose foie gras from Hungary (€65 for a 1kg block, or €130 for a 1kg terrine). Then of course, sauces for slathering on top (confit onion, fig, mango, cranberry) and a solid selection of wine.
Tourists and Parisians alike come here to taste a slice of true traditional French gastronomy. And for anyone who can’t make it to Paris, all products can be ordered for delivery from their site.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
26 rue Montmartre
|Transport:||Metro: Etienne Marcel ou Les Halles|
|Opening hours:||Mon 10am-12 midday; 1pm-5.30pm. Tue-Fri 7am-12 midday, 1-7pm. Sat 10am-1pm, 2.30-7pm. Daily in December 8am-7pm|