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Nothing says luxury food quite like foie gras. This French delicacy actually got its start in Egypt many, many centuries ago but soon made it's way over to Europe and became the dish that we know today. It's made from the liver of an intentionally fattened goose or duck and is usually served in mousse, parfait or pâté form.
Being a French dish, there are plenty of foie gras options available throughout the city, most of which are stellar. The only downside is that because of it's luxury status, a foie gras plate can cost you a pretty penny, but after one bite of rich deliciousness you'll completely forget about the price.
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Au Pied De Cochon
Some of the best foie gras you'll get in the city, Pied de Cochon has 9 different foie gras options on their menu, including a foie gras poutine and foie gras hamburger - both of which are insanely delicious. You can try them at their restaurant, or come summer time, grab it from their food truck.
1288 Sherbrooke O
The home-made red wine marbled foie gras terrine with sesame seed tuile and concord raisins that they're serving at Maison Boulud is to-die-for delicious. Mr. Boulud knows how to do French cuisine right. The foie gras is seasoned perfectly and is sure to start your meal off on the right foot.
Le Quartier Général
This upscale BYOB restaurant serves up some of the best Quebec cuisine in Montreal, and their foie gras is no exception. It's seared, topped with cooked veggies and is served with a toasted brioche slice. Everything is cooked perfectly and is insanely flavourful - definitely a must try.
1227 De La Montagne
Europea presents you with one of the biggest dilemmas you will every encounter by putting two delicious foie gras dishes on the menu, forcing you to choose between them. The first is a pan seared foie gras that has been maple-bark stewed and caramelized on a river stone with fire cider and apple cranberry granola. The other is the Mon Foie Gras Signature which is a homemade foie gras with crispy langoustine and fresh herbs, topped with citrus caramel and served with a carrot, green apple and ginger smoothie. Good luck deciding.
3927 Saint Denis
This well established French restaurant in the Plateau has a foie gras terrine on their menu that's creamy and decadent - which is exactly how foie gras should be. Pair it with one their French wines and you'll be set.
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1112 Maisonneuve E
The foie gras at O'Thym has a perfect blend on flavours and is cooked expertly - seared on the outside and warm in the centre. It's a tatin de foie gras, served with shallot confit and figs and it's simply amazing.
Luckily, Vertige isn't one of those restaurants that will make you choose between the foie gras dishes on their menu, because you can order the duo and get a bit of both (but you can order them separately if you really want to). One is a “au torchon” foie gras, with fig chutney and brioche, and the other is a seared foie gras with caramelized peach sauce.
Le Club Chasse Et Peche
423 Saint Claude
At Le Club Chasse Et Peche you can make your entire meal fois gras themed because they have both appetizers and mains featuring the delicacy. You can try the foie gras with duck prosciutto, kaki, and rutabaga, or the piglet risotto with foie gras shavings. And if you're not feeling either of those, they also have a duck foie gras with blood orange and turnip.
Au Cinquième Péché
4475 Saint Denis
This French bistro specializes in organ meats so you can expect all of their foie gras to be done to perfection. They serve a Duck and foie gras dish that's made with butternut squash confit and is an absolute necessity if you enjoy things that are out-of-this-world good.
Restaurant Le P’tit Plateau
330 Marie-Anne E
At Le P'tit Plateau the fois gras dish is the house specialty which can only mean one thing - it's seriously good. It's a grilled magret stuffed with duck confit and foie gras and is served as an appetizer - an excellent option if you want to start your meal on a high note.
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43 Saint Francois Xavier
Sat in Old Montreal, Bonaparte has two amazing foie gras dishes on their menu that give you the best of both worlds. The first is a Foie gras and meat crust starter which is savoury and delicious. The second is a bit sweeter, and pretty unique - a creme brûlée and pan seared duck foie gras with gingerbread toast.
312 Saint Paul O
Barocco is a Spanish Restaurant in Old Port with a dinner-club atmosphere, so you can eat your foie gras and feel extra trendy while doing so. They do a maple poached foie gras with old fashioned jelly and vanilla cinnamon confit orange which has just the right amount of sweetness to it.
Dolcetto & Co
151 Saint Paul O
If you've ever wanted to try foie gras on a pizza, now's your chance. It's the chef's special at Dolcetto & Co - an Italian restaurant and wine bar. Besides foie gras, they top the pizza with figs and fleur de sel. It's a perfect combination of textures and flavours.
Les Deux Singes De Montarvie
176 Saint Viateur O
At this French cuisine restaurant in mile-end, they take pride in presentation and every plate looks like a mini work of art. On the menu they have a duck ravioli with crème of fois gras and sautéed greens that tastes just as good as it looks.