Let yourself be tempted by our special appetizer basket. The Belcenia Gourmet Hamper is composed of a Whole Foie Gras, two Gourmet appetizers, a Quintessece of Foie Gras and smoked duck breast, a bottle of Monbazillac white wine and its wicker basket.
The Belcenia Park is a wonderful little corner of Hendaye designed for all ages, and that is why we have made this selection, designed for all tastes.
The Belcenia Gourmet Hamper includes:
- A subtle and fragrant whole natural Foie gras (200g)
- Gourmet Appetizer with Jurançon (180g), very tasty
- Gourmet Appetizer with Espelette Pepper (180g), with character like the Basques
- A Quintessence of Foie Gras and smoked duck breast (180g), a very successful combination.
- 1 bottle of Monbazillac white wine, a classic
- A reusable wicker basket
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.
The Park of Belcenia:
In our beloved native Hendaye, there is a playground ideal for spending the afternoon with the family. The Belcenia park is located in a perfect place to enjoy the views of the bay of Txingudi, and the Peñas de Aya and Jaizkibel mountains.
In addition to its fantastic facilities for the little ones, the park has a skate park, a picnic area, and a beautiful bike path, making it the perfect place for all ages.
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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