What did you eat last night for dinner?

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  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    you could ask for half portions of both, or you each get one and share half with each other - that is what we usually do. Kinda win-in, I guess. I like foie but sometimes I feel like the michelin bait restaurants give you too much of it. If I ate the whole portion they give me with toast, I'd be full, it's like half the meal on its own.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    The belly I had last night was amazing but it is a bitch to make so I don't really see ever doing it at home.
     


  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I don't share my foie. :)

    Honestly, the only time I thought I might have had a bite or two more foie than I wanted was at Picasso's, and it was probably some of the best seared foie I've ever had in my life.

    I had a place, which sadly went out of business a couple of years ago, and they used to give me double portions of foie. :drool:
     


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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I picked up some live spot prawns at the market this morning - any pointers on how to prepare? I haven't worked with them before. I was thinking I'd saute them with some garlic and cherry tomatoes. Also, best to prepare them head on?
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    head on! apply directly to the forehead.





















    Sorry, but yes, leave the heads on.
     


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    Rambo Senior member

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    :laugh: :laugh:
     


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    randallr Senior member

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    Maybe that's why they're out of business!
     


  8. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    If it's a $50 supplement, there is no question I am splitting the foie with my lady
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    It's funny, because that piece is maybe 2/3 the size that he used to serve when he was in SF. I don't understand the $50 up charge. A slice of foie gras at high retail is about $12, being that as an upcharge it is always substituted for something else, the cost difference at retail must be about $8, and at wholesale, less. The skill to sear a slice of foie is among the lowest around, and the garnishes aren't more expensive, so the upcharge is basically pure profit. Kind of annoying.
     


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    randallr Senior member

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    Interesting. How much is foie a pound? I don't care enough to look at the prices during my cheat days.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    ~$50 retail.
     


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    randallr Senior member

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    Yeah, that's a crazy supplement charge. I am thinking about getting some to try. I've never had it before. Can it be found at Whole Foods?
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Never seen it there myself. That is, not raw. Mousse, terrines, etc, are all over.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    These look nice to me, I will be interested to see what our cranky pros think.
     


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