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pâ·té de foie gras

(pä-tā′ də fwä grä′)
n. pl. pâ·tés de foie gras (pä-tā′)
A paste made from goose or sometimes duck liver, pork fat, onions, mushrooms, and often truffles.

[French : pâté, pâté + de, of + foie gras, foie gras; see foie gras.]

pâté de foie gras

(pɑte də fwa ɡrɑ)
n, pl pâtés de foie gras (pɑte də fwa ɡrɑ)
(Cookery) a smooth rich paste made from the liver of a specially fattened goose, considered a great delicacy
[French: pâté of fat liver]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pate de foie gras - a pate made from goose liver (marinated in Cognac) and truffles
pate - liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned
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At a grand diplomatic dinner given by his chief, he had started up and declared that a pate de foie gras was poisoned.
Philip asked Lawson and Hayward to come and see his new rooms, and they came, one with a bottle of whiskey, the other with a pate de foie gras; and he was delighted when they praised his taste.
When he is well his appetite is truly wonderful--nothing comes amiss to him, sir, from pate de foie gras to potatoes.
And even then I didn't know whom I had there, opposite me, busy now devouring a slice of pate de foie gras. Not in the least.
It was lucky that some tins of fine preserves were stowed in a locker in my stateroom; hard bread I could always get hold of; and so he lived on stewed chicken, PATE DE FOIE GRAS, aspara- gus, cooked oysters, sardines--on all sorts of abominable sham delicacies out of tins.
YOU can order pate de foie gras ice cream here and watch a life and death struggle between huge catfish and pigeons on the River Tarn that could have come straight out of a David Attenborough wildlife documentary.
Champagne and red wine plus assorted cheeses, pate de foie gras, and crispy squares of banana pastry were served at the terrace.
It included oysters, cream of barley soup, filet mignon, roast duck in apple sauce, lamb in mint sauce, roast squab and cress, pate de foie gras, Waldorf pudding and chocolate eclairs.
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Although I was interviewing her to publicise a book she'd written, she demanded we eat at the swish Savoy Grill, ordered some of the most expensive food on the menu (Pate de Foie Gras, Filets de Sole aux Langoustines and Delice de Chocolat) and barked at me not to worry about the cost as the Mirror were paying.
And of course, caviar and pate de foie gras with truffles plus a huge selection of prime meats like the 16lb Iberico ham from pampered, purebred Spanish porkers which comes complete with its own carving knife..
Malone's Country Pates also make a delicious--and inexpensive--alternative to pate de foie gras in municipalities where the goose liver delicacy has been banned, add officials.