Sunday, January 3, 2010

Caviar & Foie Gras

Posted by Kero at Sunday, January 03, 2010
Happy Three Kings to all my visitors!

When we had Andreas' birthday brunch, we were fortunate to taste something new from the hors d'oeuvre menu -- caviar and foie gras. I always read these kind of appetizers in novels and magazines and even movies (remmeber the Godfather?) so i looked forward how they would taste on my palate.

This is the Filipino chef stationed at the caviar section. He was kind enough to show us how it was to be consumed.

Caviar is an expensive delicacy consisting of the unfertilized eggs (roe) of sturgeon brined with a salt solution. Classic caviar comes primarily from Iran or Russia, harvested by commercial fishermen working in the Caspian Sea. A specific species of sturgeon called beluga provide what many consider to be the best caviar in the world.

Caviar Canapes. They were too salty for my liking but of course hubby and I really enjoyed the experience.

Better tasting was the French foie gras or bake
d fat goose liver.

Although the literal translation from French is "fat liver," foie gras is the term generally used for goose liver. A goose or duck is force-fed and fattened over a period of four to five months. These specially bred fowl are not permitted to exercise, which, combined with the overeating, creates a huge (up to 3 pounds), fatty liver. After the bird is killed, the liver is soaked overnight in milk, water or port. It's drained, then marinated in a mixture usually consisting of Armagnac, Port, or Madeira and various seasonings. The livers are then cooked, usually by baking.

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Fex on January 3, 2010 at 2:43 PM said...

never taste this kind of food, aslong u and ur hubby enjoy it then thats great. thanks for sharing the foods :)

Perfectly Blended on January 3, 2010 at 3:25 PM said...

Thanks for sharing this! You always have great food photos to share.

Happy New Year to you!

His Unfailing Love on January 3, 2010 at 7:32 PM said...

I had never tried this food, thanks for sharing.

My Family Daily Adventure on January 3, 2010 at 7:32 PM said...

I gues, it's yummy, love it. Happy New Year!

Kim, USA on January 3, 2010 at 9:26 PM said...

Never tasted this two food yet...I bet this are yummy eh super mahal kaya ang caviar ^_^. Happy New year!

Fried fish and fried rice

Jennie on January 4, 2010 at 7:13 PM said...

i haven't seen nor tasted this food yet but craving to taste some...he..he..baka sa with stars hotel lang to, naku po if that's the case baka 40 years pa ako makatikim...he..he...Thanks for the visit of my foodie blog:)

Russian Cuisine on January 31, 2010 at 12:42 AM said...

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