While naturally chic, foie gras may be savoured at any occasion: picnic, aperitif with friends, romantic dinner...
It brings refinement and richness to your meals, subject to perfectly mastering its codes.
Inspired by the Comtesse du Barry’s guide, here are a few tips for satisfying your guests and appreciating foie gras in its full flavour.

Duck or Goose Foie Gras, what are the differences in taste?

Fine connoisseurs distinguish duck and goose foie gras without hesitation. Beyond the name, the differences in taste are significant.
Duck foie gras is more forthright and strong whereas goose foie gras is more subtle.

What should you choose for your guests?

While duck foie gras has won over a large audience: amateurs of subtle delicateness will not be unmoved by goose foie gras.

How to accompany foie gras?

Sweet, syrupy white wines, Sauterns, Loupic, and Juraçon may be served without hitting a false note with duck or goose foie gras. Their complexity and bouquet pair perfectly with foie gras’ smoothness.
Save red wines for flavoured duck foie gras (with truffles, for example).

On what bread should I serve foie gras?

There are multiple options: toasted white bread, brioche, country bread, rye bread...
The bread should be chosen based on your tastes and the spirit of the meal.
Toasted white bread and lightly grilled brioche accompanied by a thin layer of fig chutney will provide an appreciable sweet taste to your foie gras. If you are not looking to contrast sweet and savoury, choose country bread.

At what temperature should I serve foie gras?

Foie gras is very delicate. You should take it out of the refrigerator 15 minutes before eating – it does not bear temperatures that are too warm or too cold. So don’t put it in the freezer.

How do I present foie gras?

Foie gras may be placed on a piece of bread, without spreading it around and letting it melt in your mouth. It may also be presented in aperitif glasses, salads...

What fruits should be paired with foie gras?

Offer your guests fresh fruit as an accompaniment (figs, pears, grapes) or dried fruits (apricots, dates, prunes). The fruits’ naturally sweet taste will be highly appreciated.