foie gras


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

Examples of foie gras in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hotel’s Chemin à la Mer restaurant from prominent local chef Donald Link is an elegant affair of warm service, splurge-worthy menu items (oysters and foie gras, anyone?), a wine menu with a bevy of surprises curated by sommelier Emily Kitzmiller and Mississippi River views. Lanee Lee, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Look for rabbit with pancetta, pan- roasted foie gras, shrimp brulee, cobia with West Indian pumpkin or sweetbreads. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024 Less wonderful: the very, very rare squab breast sealed with a lobe of foie gras inside a pastry crust. Pete Wells, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024 Vegan foie gras, Super Mario cookies and chickpea marshmallow creme. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2024 The menu is straightforward and superbly French: homemade foie gras, crunchy little gem salad with mustard dressing, and steak au poivre are highlights, plus a crackling crème brûlée. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 31 Dec. 2023 Since 2012, California has not allowed the sale of foie gras, although people can legally order it from out-of-state producers. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 24 May 2023 Sautéed steak of foie gras 19 of 20 Le Cirque This award-winning restaurant inside the Bellagio is a must-visit for any foodie. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 7 Oct. 2023 And Hori is still innovating at a Kata level, like with his foie gras PBJ milk bread that brings messy street grub into the fine-dining landscape, or his Tomato Somen Salad, a fresh Japanese vegetable dish that in his hands resembles a killer cold ramen dish. Timothy Malcolm, Chron, 30 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, literally, fat liver

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foie gras was in 1818

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“Foie gras.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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