When our friends ask us what one of our highlights of our 2019 Europe trip was, we always mention this Parisian restaurant where we had the best foei gras ever! The best. With 1500+ reviews and a 4.7/5 star rating, Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie specializes in foei gras flavoured dishes. We had the luxury to pig out here on a gloomy Monday in March last year.
This dish was the duck foei gras terrine, chutney and toast for €18. The foei gras was delicious, creamy, light and not that overwhelming in the bite. The chutney had a beautifully sweet profile, enhancing the creaminess of the foei gras.
The sourdough was fresh, with that nice soft denseness. The crust was crunchy, pairing well with the foei gras.
This fat, juicy piece was the pan seared foie gras with ginger bread and mixed salad for €20. To be honest, it was slightly too fattening for us to finish this piece of stuffed duck liver because it was that overwhelming. The salad helped cut through the bite but when you're eating this much lipid fat, your lungs start to feel compress and you start breathing heavily after a bite. That's what happened to us. It was very savoury and delicious, don't get us wrong there, especially with the unique ginger bread but by the end of this dish, we were glad we got one to share.
THIS WAS THE BOMB! This foei gras ravioli with truffle sauce is just 👌🏻 For €21 you get this beautiful foei gras wrapped in the restaurants own soft pasta, served in a delectable and succulent truffle sauce. Great balance in texture and flavours! It was honestly so good, we ordered a second serving the moment we both had our first taste. Highly recommend this dish to anyone travelling to Paris in the future 🤤
We were all foei gras out by the end of this meal, and it was a good thing we were because one of us came home with a medically diagnosed fattier liver LOL. Oops. But we do not regret any culinary decision made on this trip and we would travel back in time and place to eat at this restaurant again.
Until then, happy eating and thanks for reading!