Is there anything more exhilarating than getting away with an imminent crime? It’s official Los Angeles – we are in the final 32 hour stretch before the foie gras ban goes into effect, prohibiting the sale and production of fattened duck or goose liver in the state of California. Mourn the loss over Papilles‘ foie gras terrine, a rich, buttery puck served with toasted bread, pickled peaches, and a toss of bitter greens. It’s firm, but smears effortlessly, like a slightly chilled spread. An unadulterated bite begins with the potent flavor of meat and yields to a silky, buttery finish. Nothing refines the palate like a taste of this delicacy. It is, perhaps, life’s most decadent ingredient. And one that soon will be California’s favorite misdemeanor.
Papilles, 6221 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028. (323) 871-2026.