Ever since it was first introduced to my palate, I’ve always been self-indulgent when it came to Claude’s Pâté de foie gras. It’s my all-time favorite hors d’œuvre at this excellent French bistro that’s been part of Davao’s dining scene since 1996.
Some of my less gastronomically-inclined friends would tease me about it, saying it’s just glorified liver spread. True… but ’tis glorious indeed!
The texture is heavenly — silky smooth, but with just a hint of graininess on your tongue to let you know that it’s there. The pâté is made with a concoction of spices that will leave you mesmerized by the overall effect, that of bringing out a healthy appetite for more of Claude’s Continental offerings.
I was at Claude’s yesterday and I’m delighted to tell you that their pâté is still as excellent as ever. Enjoyed with one of their house wines, Alexis (a Syrah-Grenache rosé), the mood for good food couldn’t have been set better!
Claude’s Le Café de Ville is preparing to transfer across the street to the Oboza ancestral home, that’s why Mme. Tess Le Neindre invited me to a fine dinner and a long-overdue conversation. And that’s what I’m going to blog about next!