Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Foie Gras For Valentines!


Foie Gras with A Red VDN Wine From Roussillon



Foie Gras For Valentines!

Valentine’s is all about being decadent! Don’t skimp on great food & wine!

Foie Gras is French for "fat liver". It is is made of the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened.  I love my Foie Gras seared, but restaurants also prepare it as a mousse, parfait, or pâté (lowest quality). France is the leading producer and consumer of duck and goose foie gras. In 2005, the country produced 18,450 tons of foie gras (78.5% of the world's estimated total production of 23,500 tons) of which 96% was duck liver and the rest goose liver. Top producers supplying the US are based in Canada and Hudson Valley New York.

If you order a Foie Gras appetizer at your favorite restaurant, it is essential that you pair it with a dessert/ sweet wine that cuts through the fat.

Pairing suggestions:

Sauternes
Ice Wine
Late Harvest Dessert Wine
Vin doux Naturel (VDN)
Port
Champagne or sparkling wines 









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