Foie Gras Eight Course Tasting Menu with Ludo Lefebvre at Animal

Foe Gras tasting menu at snimal with Ludo Lefebvre - Smoked foie gras

In a galaxy foie, foie away…

one: Marble Foie Gras Terrine

Marble foie gras terrrine with prosciutto, fennel, yogurt, honey and bruleed fig.
Paired wtih 2002 Brut, Grand Cru, Godmé, Verzenay
Foie Gras Tasting Menu with Ludo at Animal - Foie Gras Terrine

two: Foie Gras Crudo

Foie gras crudo with dates, lemon confit, black ash brioche and mushrooms.
Paired with 2007 Mas Jullien, Vin de Pays de l’Herault.
Foie Gras Tasting Menu with Ludo at Animal - Foie Gras Crudo

three: Smoked Foie Gras

Smoked foie gras with veal tongue, pumpernickel, and crab apple.
Paired with 2007 Riesling, Kirchspiel, Grosses Gewachs, Keller.
Foie Gras Tasting Menu with Ludo at Animal - Smoked Foie Gras

four: Foie Gras Ssam

Foie gras ssam with herbs, peanuts, green curry, Bibb lettuce and plum char siu.
Paired with 2009 Gewurtztraminer, Grand Cru Kaefferkopf (Alsace).
Foie Gras Tasting Menu with Ludo at Animal - Foie Gras Ssam

five: Steamed Foie Gras

Steamed foie gras with cabbage, mustard ice cream, duck fat potato and juniper berries.
Paired with 1999 Sauternes, Cru d’Arche-Pugneau
Foie Gras Tasting Menu with Ludo at Animal - Steamed Foie Gras and Cabbage

six: Roasted Foie Gras with Cheeseburger Flavors

Roasted foie gras with cheeseburger flavors and Benton’s bacon.
Paired with Hopf Helle Weisse
Foie Gras Tasting Menu with Ludo at Animal - Foie Gras Cheeseburger Flavor

seven: Liquid Foie Gras Agnolotti – WINNER

Liquid foie gras agnolotti with corn and black truffle. (Like xiao long bao, but a different, rectangular shape. And in thicker pasta dough. And with foie gras. So no, not really like xiao long bao, but you know what I mean.)
Paired with 2003 Barolo, “Rocche dei Brovia.”
Foie Gras Tasting Menu with Ludo at Animal - Foie Gras Agnolotti

eight: Brownie Sundae with Foie Gras Chantilly

Brownie sundae with foie gras chantilly, caramel, and vanilla ice cream.
Paired with Noval 20 year tawny Port.
Foie Gras Tasting Menu with Ludo at Animal - Foie Gras Sundae

wine: Laherte Frères Champagne Brut Rosé

rose champagne

wine: Brovia Barolo “Monprivato”

Barolo, "monprivato"

Foie Gras 8-Course Tasting Menu
at animal restaurant with Ludo Lefebvre
October 14, 2011
$175 ($50 for wine pairing)

Other Guest Chef events at Animal: Jeremy Fox | Frankies Spuntino (NY) | Café Boulud

more on the web about the foie gras dinner with Ludo Lefebvre: NYTimes | epicuryan (*much* better pictures)

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 LaChef55 October 17, 2011 at 7:26 am

Eeeeekkk! Wow, that is very sad…tortured bird liver *and* the tongue of a baby? No words…


2 Mijoloko October 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

Seriously? U r so ridiculous …..


3 Mijoloko October 18, 2011 at 8:53 am

Well done Chefs @ animal
Which i could’ve been there

4 kei March 10, 2012 at 8:23 am

you’re severely uneducated. anyone who considered PETA a legitimate source is. 


5 LAHeaven October 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace…” Albert Schweitzer, in Kulturphilosophie (1923)


6 D October 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Isn’t it just the force feeding of ducks being banned and not foie gras or it’s consumption?


7 Beachgirl2539 October 18, 2011 at 12:39 am

I am so jealous you went to that!! I’ve admired Ludo for years!!


8 Mylifeontheline November 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Pretty awesome stuff everyone at Animal did.  
I just put up a post on Dan Barber and foie gras… very relevant considering the current climate around forcefeeding.  A must see.


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