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This Gourmet Cocktail is Topped With Shaved Foie Gras

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Foie Gras may be banned here in California but if you’re willing to make the drive up to Oregon you’ll be greeted by your gourmet friend in the form of a cocktail. Featured at Portland based restaurant Ox, this $15 cocktail aptly named “Foie the Hell of it” was inspired by a similar drink that bartender Brian Tamayo had while in Las Vegas.

The drink itself is made with Laird’s Apple Brandy, Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Bourbon, lemon juice, ginger syrup, pureed strawberry and rhubarb preserves, egg white, lemon bitters, and a pinch of pepper. Of course the drink would be incomplete without its signature ingredient, shaved frozen foie gras terrine, which tops the interesting drink.

So far it seems like customers are enjoying the unique cocktail Tamayo explains, “it’s delicious. It sounds weird, but people seem to love it.”

The cocktail should come as no surprise to frequent guests since this is the same restaurant that served “meat cereal” aka “corn flakes made of maple-coated bacon served with a smoked berry marshmallow and hazelnut-infused milk”.

Though the drink was recently added to the menu Ox has no plans on removing it anytime soon, in fact they already have plans to switch up the fruit in the cocktail seasonally.

H/T + PicThx Eater

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Cravings

PornBurger.Me Will Have You Drooling All Over Your Keyboard

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We’re constantly scouring the interwebs for the finest food porn in the game so imagine our surprise when we happened upon the ultimate burger site… PornBurger.

The name alone had us trembling with excitement but with a great name comes great responsibility. Self-proclaimed burger pervert and creator of PornBurger, Mathew Ramsey, is throwing down some badass burgers the likes of which we never would have dreamed of. pornburger_05_merman2

We’ve seen a burger on a mac and cheese bun before but never with a friggin’ lobster patty and jerk rubbed bacon, I mean are you kidding me? With burgers such as the Mac Daddy, The Merman, and my personal favorite: The Bloody Valentine, Ramsey is turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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Ramsey turns up the gourmet factor with his Bloody Valentine burger. It looks like something out of Hannibal in both the beauty of its presentation and raw appearance. Seasoned lamb heart tartare topped with a quail egg and salmon roe, this burger is basically a sandwich by land, air, and sea.

PornBurger is still relatively new and for now Ramsey is only posting one burger creation a week, but after seeing how intricately thought out each concoction is we definitely see why he’s taking his sweet time.

PicThx PornBurger.me 

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Restaurants

This Restaurant Serves Gourmet French Food on a Conveyor Belt

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Similar to the spirit of the revolving sushi (kaiten-zushi) restaurants popping up, the French restaurant Medi Terra Nea is in the business of serving food à la conveyor belt. Because who wouldn’t want their food served to them instantly via machine? Located in France, the restaurant is a casual nook that attracts both tourists and locals.

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Patrons can grab whatever item they wish to try from the belt. On the dish, there is a card attached with a name, description and price for the item. After they grab their dish, the card is placed in a bucket on the table. At the end of the meal, the waitress adds together the cards to calculate the final bill.

However, the only items served on the belt are hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Diners can swoop up savory dishes like Carmina Burrata, as well as sweet desserts like Creme Brûlée. Sadly, main dishes like steak must be ordered through the server, which is understandable because there’d be anarchy.

H/T + Picthx Rocket News 24

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Video

How to Turn Your Oreo Into a Fancy Appetizer in Under 5 Seconds

Last week, we showed you how to turn your standard Big Mac into a, ahem, gourmet “McCube.” Today, we’re breaking down the Oreo and taking this classic cookies and creme combo to the next level.

This latest gourmet hack requires nothing but the Oreo itself. Simply twist apart the Oreo in order to separate the cookie from the creme and place the other half creme-side up on a small plate. Next, crush the cookie-half to crumbles, then swoop them up and sprinkle them on top of the creme-side cookie on the plate.

Check out the visual breakdown below:

You’ll need:

 A pack of Oreos (the more, the merrier!)

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Steps:

1. Carefully twist the Oreo apart.

(Fun Fact: 50% of Oreo eaters pull apart their cookies before eating them)

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2. Crush the cookie part into tiny pieces.

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3. Sprinkle crumbles on to of the creme-side and serve up these Oreo Hors d’oeurves you fancy pants.

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Video

This is How to Turn Your Big Mac into a ‘Le McCube’

Question: What makes gourmet food “gourmet”? For a dish to earn the coveted title, does it need a certain amount of truffle oil present or must it pair well with a vintage pinot noir?

Dictionary.com defines gourmet as such: “of or characteristic of a gourmet, especially in involving or purporting to involve high-quality or exotic ingredients and skilled preparation.” Translation: a meal or dish that features fancy ingredients you can’t pronounce that’s served on a table with cloth napkins.

Or, if you’d like a more visual representation of “gourmet,” examine the photo below:

Naturally, our investigation of gourmet’s elusive qualifications led us to wonder what would happen if this concept of “skilled preparation” were applied to your every day burger. Would a McDonald’s burger disguised as a gourmet dish be like hiding an elephant in peacock feathers? Or, more importantly, would one even be able to tell the difference?

We sought to find the answer using a bag of McDonald’s fries and a burger. Watch as we transform your average Whopper into some classy ass gourmet sh*t.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Pets Deli is literally a Gourmet Pet Deli For Your Furry Companions

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As if we needed our pets to be even more finicky than they already are now we’re giving them their own restaurants? Germany based Pets Deli is exactly what it sounds like, a deli for pets. Pet owners can customize their companion’s meal to their individual tastes by choosing one item from each menu: meats, vegetables and carbs. Don’t worry about fido packing on the pounds from indulging in a gourmet meal every once and again, Pets Deli’s menu options have all been approved by the staff nutrition expert. Menu options include everyday ingredients such as beef, broccoli and rice but also includes more interesting proteins such as kangaroo.

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With its old school deli look complete with chalkboards Pets Deli looks like it belongs more in Williamsburg than Germany. A meal at Pets Deli will run you between €3-€6 or $4-$8 USD. The price seems a bit high considering you can get a weeks worth of dog food at that same price. Cue the cute factor because meals eaten on location are served in metal bowls. Pets on a schedule can get their dishes to go packed away in a less adorable plastic container. According to Eater the deli “opened to mix reviews, with some detractors arguing that the shop is “decadent.” It’s a restaurant for pets, what the hell did you think it was going to be?

H/T Eater + PicThx Facebook

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Sweets

$20 White Truffle Doughnut Could Possibly Dethrone the Cronut

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Just when you thought donuts couldn’t get more insane than being stuffed with S’mores a White Truffle Doughnut comes along and changes the game all over again.

Fancier than a cronut and significantly more expensive at $20 a pop, the yeast based doughnut is literally dripping in white truffle syrup, three grams white truffle shavings, fleur del sel and Valrona chocolate shavings. The doughnut is the result of a collaboration between Do-Rite chefs and Rodrick Markus, owner of Lakerview’s Rare Tea Cellar made it’s Chicago debut on Wednesday, December 11. Chef Harris D’Antignac has high expectations for his new creation, “Hopefully we’ve got ourselves the next cronut.”

The grandiose doughnut might not be for everyone which is why it’s being promoted more as a luxury treat than standard menu addition but so far customer reactions on Twitter have been nothing but positive.

The White Truffle Doughnut is only available during truffle season which gives gourmands until about mid-January to get themselves to Chicago to try the decadent pastry but plan on calling ahead to guarantee yourself one.

H/T + PicThx DNAinfo

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Hit-Or-Miss

Fake Kid’s Menu Includes Lunchables Charcuterie and Sous Vide Pop Tart

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Lil’ Buco is hands down the chicest fine dining restaurant for kids. Unfortunately, the brains behind Lil’ Buco in Austin, TX pulled a fast one on us and created an adorably creative fake website for their restaurant.

Although the joint isn’t the real deal, its website is still pretty convincing. The menu features kid-friendly dishes like bologna tartar on a Pringle, Lunchables charcuterie, a hot dog with ketchup reduction and sous vide Pop Tart with cereal-infused milk. Adding to its authenticity are pictures of the fancy shmancy plates:

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Lil’ Buco also offers curbside parent pick-up/drop-off, has ballpit seating and it’s open from 4 pm to curfew.

Picthx Lil’ Buco