Enjoy the excellent French Whole Duck Liver with Armagnac, from southwest France (Basque country).
History and traditions come together in a perfectly balanced mix of flavors that make up the origins of this land and its secrets: all of Gascony is there to enchant your taste buds, the Southwest and its ardor, its festivals and its thousand and one pleasures.
The Bidart Armagnac Gourmet Assortment includes:
Net weight : 7 oz X 3
Ingredients : French Whole Duck Liver, Armagnac, Salt and Pepper
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.
Bidart, a small village full of charm:
Following the corniche road past Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Guethary, you will come to a beautiful village that retains all the essence and beauty of a Basque seaside village. This pretty village is called Bidart.
Bidart is the highest village on the Basque coast, which gives its 6 beaches a completely unique landscape. The village boasts what is possibly the most beautiful viewpoint in the Bay of Biscay, with views of the Cantabrian Sea, the mountains of Jaizkibel and Peñas de Aya and the Larrún Peak.
In addition to the picturesque buildings in the village, full of charming cafés and excellent restaurants where you can sample the best of Basque-French gastronomy, there are also other attractions to be found. The village pelota court is always lively when there is a Basque pelota match, and the golf course has a circular driving range that is unique in Europe.
Bidart is an excellent example of the beautiful scenery of the Basque coast, which is why we at Relais Gourmet think it is an ideal place to have a little picnic of Foie Gras and snacks while enjoying the views.
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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