Reconnect with tradition with authentic and natural flavours. Our Arroka Gourmet Natural Assortment offers you four 400g plain whole Foies gras and three Gourmet Aperitifs (Jurançon, Armagnac and Espelette chilli pepper) to delight your whole family!
Arroka is the Basque word for rock, and rock is the solid base from which to build something new. That is why we call this range Arroka, because whole Natural Foie Gras is the basis of all our innovation. If we did not build on the foundation of good Foie Gras, Relais Gourmet would not have the right to experiment with its flavours.
The Arroka Gourmet Natural Assortment Includes:
- 4 Whole Natural Foie Gras 400g, classic with the flavours of yesteryear
- Gourmet Appetizer with Jurançon OFFERED (180g)
- Gourmet Appetizer with Armagnac OFFERED (180g)
- Gourmet Aperitif with Espelette chilli pepper OFFERED (180g)
Total weight : 2,14 Kg
Guaranteed without preservatives, additives or colorants.
Storage: 3 years minimum, at room temperature. Keep the product in a cool, dry place away from light (cupboard, pantry or larder). Store in the refrigerator after opening and consume preferably within 15 days.
Peñas de Aya:
Also known by its Basque name, “Aiako Harria”, Peñas de Aya is a mountain massif that spans the borders of France, and the Spanish communities of the Basque Country and Navarre.
This beautiful spot is a beautiful natural park. The Peñas de Aya have three peaks in total, and from one of these peaks, you can see our native Hendaye. This peak is called Hirumugarrieta (place of the three frontiers in Basque), as from it you can see the Spanish towns of Irún and Hondarribia, and the French town of Hendaye.
Our Foie Gras tasting tips:
How to get the best texture in Foie Gras?:
To obtain the best texture for your Foie Gras, place it in the refrigerator one hour before serving. This will give the Foie Gras the ideal consistency for tasting. Allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Which bread to use with Foie Gras?:
Foie Gras has subtle flavours that can be hidden by very toasted breads. Our recommendation is to use simple flavoured breads such as peasant bread. Slightly fruity breads such as ginger can add an extra touch of flavour without overpowering the Foie Gras.
Which wine goes best with Foie Gras?:
The pairing of Foie Gras does not have just one correct answer. At Relais Gourmet, we recommend the following options:
- Pairing Foie Gras with sweet wines:
Wines such as Muscatel or Malvasia, or the French Monbazillac, Jurançon, or late Alsace, are perfect accompaniments to Foie Gras. Their natural acidity helps to harmonise the combination and makes them easy to digest.
Pairing Foie Gras with dry white wines:
Instead of harmonising, the texture of wines such as the fruity Catalan Xarel-lo, or the French Condrieu or Crozes-Hermitage, generate an interesting and elegant contrast on the palate.
Pairing Foie Gras with Champagne:
Lightly vinous champagnes are a very successful combination with our Foie Gras. The bubbles lend lightness to the apéritif, while their smoothness helps to reinforce the gourmet subtlety of good Foie Gras. We especially recommend bottles made with Pinot Noir or bottles of cava, as they are less acidic than champagne made with Chardonnay.
Pairing Foie Gras with red wine:
In the south-east of France, it is not uncommon to combine Foie Gras with full-bodied red wines. Irouleguy, Cahors, Madiran or Bergerac are some good red wines that will reinforce its flavour with the subtlety of Foie Gras. In Spanish wines, a good red wine from Ribera del Duero is a safe bet. When pairing with red wine, it is especially recommended to use a very simple tasting bread.
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