The vineyard, established in 1818, produces 74,000 organic bottles a year and a platter of cured ham, cheeses, duck pate
, prunes and bread went down a treat with the wines on the terrace (domainedusiorac.fr).
Smoked Duck Pate
is a favorite dish of mine that has an elegant touch to it with butter and brandy.
What is the difference between eating squirrel pate to eating chicken or duck pate
? I bet it was quite delicious actually, except maybe to a vegetarian or vegan I suppose.
To complement our drinks we were offered a trio of canapes, consisting of cream cheese and smoked salmon with lemon aioli (garlic flavoured mayonnaise); duck pate
with cornichon and a risotto ball filled with Welsh blue cheese.
The Adnams Selection Fine Dessert Wine, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, France (PS8.99, 50cl, cellarandkitchen.adnams.co.uk), For most people, sweet wines and dessert are firmly intertwined, but here the tradition is to begin the meal with a glass of sweet white wine as an aperitif, or with duck pate
- Duck Pate
Terrine - Cranberry/Orange Relish, Duck Confit, Toasted Brioche
Relish sharing platters of dishes like razor clams with lemon pepper dressing, homemade duck pate
with Ghent mustard, and their signature mussels with champagne cream.
His duck pate
was first introduced to us by a common friend, a social development volunteer Sef Carandang.
In a series of inspections spanning eight months, Cardiff council's environmental health team found raw chicken stored alongside bread rolls, raw meat and fish stored with ready-toeat foods, inadequate cleaning facilities, floors and walls covered in grease and food debris, out-of-date meat and duck pate
and dirty cutlery.
The duck pate
($8.95), which we shared as an appetizer across a table draped in red-and-white-checked oilcloth, is a marvelously light and lively reading of a timeless favorite, just as rich in flavor as it ought to be but of a texture belying that richness.
The chef is also very proud of his duck pate
. It's served over frisee and pickled onions with crostini.
After the Lord's Prayer, and readings from David Cameron and Lady Thatcher's granddaughter Amanda, he lightened the tone a little by recalling a remark Lady Thatcher made to him over dinner ("don't eat the duck pate
- it's very fattening").