foie gras

noun
\ˈfwä-ˈgrä \

Definition of foie gras 

: the fatted liver of an animal and especially of a goose usually served as a pâté

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Voila French Bistro Chef Jean-Christophe Gros crafts authentic dishes from his native France, and many involve foie grass, such as sliced duck foie gras on top of two eggs ($19). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 While infused occasionally and subtly with rich Western ingredients like truffles and foie gras, simplicity and freshness remains of utmost importance, and adulterating dishes with too many flavors is frowned upon. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 The play: Cheeseburger & fries ($16), foie gras éclair with lavender honey ($14), chicken wings, liver mousse, hot sauce ($12) Mi Tocaya 2800 W. Logan Blvd. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Date night under $50: What to order at some of Chicago's best restaurants," 12 July 2018 Try dishes like sauteed foie gras with seasonal fruit and balsamic reduction ($22); coq au vin with chicken in red wine sauce, mushrooms and onions ($16); crispy duck confit with lentils, bacon and red wine sauce ($20); or steak frites ($24). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 His mastery of duck is also demonstrated in another appetizer, foie gras parfait ($24). Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Sorrel off to a stellar start in Pacific Heights," 6 July 2018 Snack on an assortment of ham (there’s a ham program), raclette and truffle sandwiches, crudo, foie gras bon-bons, and various types of croquettes. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "You’ll be delighted by this Fool’s Errand," 28 June 2018 The yeses: Caviar, foie gras and chocolate, all of which the Chemels are generous with. Jonathan Kauffman, SFChronicle.com, "Baumé in Palo Alto has two Michelin stars — and only two staff," 22 June 2018 The breast was served in striking wedges, each with strata of crispy skin, luscious fat, and tender meat, as rich and gamy as foie gras. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "The Sprawling, Swanky, Slightly Sterile Legacy Records," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of foie gras

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foie gras

French, literally, fat liver

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foie gras

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English Language Learners Definition of foie gras

: a food made from the liver of a goose

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