We will be in Paris in a couple of days for the holidays. We have an apartment with a kitchen in the 5th and we would love to prepare some foie gras with truffles. Any idea on where we should purchase these items without getting ripped off? We know they are expensive but how much is a fair price?
Charles, I found a site selling truffles in France and just to give you an idea, fresh black $80 per oz., fresh white $145 per oz. Bon appetit!
Great idea. I suspect that it won't be inexpensive. Take a look at Maison de la Truffle in Paris. Two locations. Here's a link: http://www.maison-de-la-truffe.com/#marbeuf_reservation I would suggest the 19 Place de la Madeleine location for a couple of reasons 1) chocolate and, 2) mustard. You get there via the Madeleine metro stop. Maison de la Truffle is also a restuarant but I believe they have a shop as well. La Maison du Chocolat at 8 Boulevard de la Madeleine has some of the best chocolate in Paris. We brought lots home with us in our checked luggage. (Note that Place de la Madeleine and Boulevard de la Madeleine are not the same street. The two streets intersect and the two locations are about 2 blocks apart). Second, is the Maille french mustard shop. The mustard is from Dijon but they also have a shop at 8 Place de la Madeleine. They actually have mustard on tap. Wild. We bought ours in Dijon and kept it in refrigerators before returning home. We had it in our checked luggage. Can you imagine all of this in just one small location? But, I need to recommend one more place to complete your dinner. Cheese from Laurent duBois who has been crowned previously as the best cheesemaker in France. His shop is across the river at 47 Boulevard Saint-Germain. It's very near the Maubert-Mutualite metro stop. They will vacuum pack cheese for you to take home. Need you ask if we took some home in our checked luggage? (Yes we did).