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Foiereos at Holeman and Finch

foiereosI’m a such a sucker for Holeman & Finch. Always one of my first suggestions to out of town friends looking for a memorable meal, it is one of the few places that I’ll immediately agree to eating, regardless of how recently I’ve been or what other responsibilities I may have to shirk in order to go.

Of the myriad of things I love about H&F, beyond the fantastic cocktails, carbonara, and that sinful black butter served beneath the pan-seared veal brains, is the fact that I never have to wonder if I can scratch my foie gras itch.

While the johnny cakes, bacon, and farm egg topped with a slice foie is my usual go-to, on my most recent visit, I spotted something that I couldn’t resist trying. The Foiereos – little chocolate cookies, each stuffed with a slice of foie gras torchon and served with a glass of brandy milk punch.

The tiny wafers that make up the “cookie” are light and crispy, and the bitterness of the semisweet chocolate gives a sharp contrast to the rich foie gras. I could only assume that dunking the heady treats into the brandy milk punch was a given. Santa should only have it this good.

At first bite, I found myself searching frantically for that unmistakable foie flavor among the bitterness of the wafers and the burn of the brand. But by my second cookie, I got it. This little snack proved to be worth its $19 price tag, contrasting the flavor of the fatty duck liver in such a playful and unique way that I couldn’t bring myself to share with any in my group. In between bites as I guarded my plate I could only let out a muffled “Sorry, I’m going to write about this later” and hope that it would excuse my selfishness.

I realize that saying that H&F is good is old news, but it is worth recognizing that Hopkins & Co. are still cranking out some of the most consistently inventive and eye-rollingly delicious plates our town has to offer. Fans of foie should check it out before it disappears from the menu.

- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog

14 comments Add your comment

Brian

May 18th, 2012
9:36 am

That actually sounds delicious. I’ll have to check it out, thanks Jon

1164mgc

May 18th, 2012
9:52 am

Love your enthusiasm but I’m gonna pass! I’d rather eat my oreos without the meat:-)

wayne

May 18th, 2012
11:02 am

No wonder this country is getting fatter

MacarolinaMichelle

May 18th, 2012
8:21 pm

Glad you mentioned the Milk Punch- I’d been wondering where to get that here!

Baltisraul

May 19th, 2012
9:31 am

Anything w/ foie gras is worth a try. Gotta stop by this place for sure!

Edward

May 19th, 2012
11:41 am

I realize a lot of people love them, but for the life of me I cannot understand the adoration given to foie gras or truffles. Foie isn’t bad, to me, just nothing I’d fawn over. Truffles, however, just smell like dirty feet and that’s not something I want anywhere near food.

Dr. H.

May 19th, 2012
9:29 pm

Foie gras between Oreo wafers? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

foie gras = torture

May 19th, 2012
10:55 pm

Baltisraul

May 20th, 2012
7:13 am

Edward…..maybe you have not had foie gras prepared correctly? I agree with you on truffels!

Edward

May 20th, 2012
9:47 am

Balt, I’ve tried foie in some of the better restaurants in the world, places where it is raved about. To me it is just “meh”. As I said, I don’t loath it, but I’m not going to seek it out and I definitely will not pay the prices for it. I’d rather put that money towards a good wine.

Mike

May 20th, 2012
10:14 am

Joey

May 20th, 2012
10:45 am

I just vomited after reading this.

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Baltisraul

May 22nd, 2012
10:15 am

Edward, a good wine is always nice!