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Liberté, Egalité, Charcuterie!

Celebrate like the French do: with good food and company, a street party, and a tall drink (bien sur!). Enjoy 20% off today through July 14, 2013.

Click below to link directly to our favorite foods for the fête.

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Armchair Traveler: Gascony

We love Michael Ruhlman’s writing, whether it’s in a cookbook, his blog or even twitter. But this article in the July issue of Conde Nast Traveler about his culinary pilgrimage to Gascony is enough to make the stomach rumble. It’s possible that we are a little biased; Ariane is quoted in the article, and of course, she is Gascon to the bone.

Settle in and give Michael your undivided attention for a little while. You will be rewarded with an appreciation for Gascony; the people, the beauty of the countryside, the way that agriculture and food are intertwined, and the intense devotion to eating, drinking and living well.

Plus, you will get a sense of the ethos that built D’Artagnan, as Ariane has worked for 28 years to bring these sensibilities to the culinary scene in the United States.

Breakfast at the Kitchen at Camont. Photo: Gentl & Hyers, Conde Nast Traveler

You may want to pour yourself a glass of wine (or Armagnac) to sip while you find out why ancient Gascony is France’s new foodie destination. And then book your trip. It’s that inspiring.

The rolling hills of Gascony, France. Photo: Gentl & Hyers, Conde Nast Traveler

Duckspotting @ MyMoon, Brooklyn, NY

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in!

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That’s our foie gras and Wagyu oxtail balanced with tart fruits in this decadent dish. 

Where: MyMoon

What: Chef Ivan Vilches makes Oxtail, Foie Gras & Sweet Potato with Quince & Granny Smith Apples

How: MyMoon is at 184 N. 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 | for reservations, call (718) 584-1146

Chef Ivan Vilches

Dining out & spot some fabulous dishes made with D’Artagnan ingredients? Snap a pic & email with the details to alishah@dartagnan.com.

Duckspotting @ Parc Bistro, Skippack, PA

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in!

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Here’s our Hudson Valley Foie Gras in a dark and decadent preparation at Parc Bistro

Where: Parc Bistro

What: Chef William Tschoepe’s Foie Gras Torchon with Quince Paste, Makers Mark Puréed Chestnuts, Dark Cherries

How: Parc Bistro is at 4067 Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA  19475  |   for reservations, call (610) 584-1146

Dining out & spot some fabulous dishes made with D’Artagnan ingredients? Snap a pic & email with the details to alishah@dartagnan.com

Our Gift Picks for Food Lovers

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1. Grande Charcuterie Basket  For that cured meat fanatic who makes their own cornichons.

2. Cassoulet Recipe Kit with Authentic Cassole  For the Francophile who loves to throw dinner parties.

3. Medallion of Foie Gras with Black Truffles  For your foodie sister – who likes to spread it on thick.

4. French Ossetra Caviar with Mother of Pearl Spoons  For that elegant couple that seems to have everything, including good taste! 

5. Mangalica Ham with Carving Stand  For your Spain-obsessed cousin who likes to show off their knife skills.

6. Petite Charcuterie Basket  For your brother, the budding gourmand.

7. Torchon of Foie Gras  For the friend who knows that good things do come in small packages.

8. For the Love of Bacon Kit  For that co-worker who’s always posting pictures of bacon on facebook.

9 . The Supreme Gift Basket  For the friend who likes to share……. (hand-deliver this one!)

Check out dartagnan.com for more gift ideas! If you can’t decide, a D’Artagnan gift certificate is suitable for every taste.

Duckspotting @ TRU, Chicago

Duckspotting is snapping  pics of dishes from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in!

Our foie gras in Chef Anthony Martin's beautiful dish.

Our foie gras in Chef Anthony Martin’s beautiful dish.

Where: TRU

What: Chef Anthony Martin’s Seared Foie Gras, 10 Grapes, Crisp Chestnut

How:   TRU is at 676 N. ST. CLAIR ST., CHICAGO IL 60611|   for reservations click here or call (312)202-0001

Dining out & spot some fabulous dishes made with D’Artagnan ingredients? Snap a pic & email with the details to alishah@dartagnan.com We’ll give you & the restaurant a shout out!

Save the Date: Game Dinner at Daniel

For more information, and to buy tickets, email Julia Murphy.

 jmurphy@danielnyc.com

Ariane’s Class at Kings Cooking Studio

Ariane shared her secrets to making great cassoulet at Kings Cooking Studio in Short Hills, NJ on Monday night. But it was not just cassoulet!  Ariane talked about the simple techniques that are the backbone of the D’Artagnan lifestyle. Just the basic things a girl from Gascony knows how to do. She seared foie gras and served it with port and grape sauce…and spread medallion of foie gras on sliced bread… then seared duck breast and paired it with a balsamic-red wine reduction into which medallion of foie gras was stirred…and only then came the generous bowls of cassoulet.  The folks that attended the class were not left hungry, that’s for sure!  Did we mention that for dessert she offered French Kisses? At D’Artagnan, those are prunes soaked in Armagnac and then stuffed with mousse of foie gras.

The evening was filled with the conviviality that is so much a  part of life (and eating!) in Southwest France. Ariane had a great time chatting with the students and answering their questions. We hope that the evening inspired them all to make cassoulet, sear foie gras and duck magret at home!

Thanks to the team at Kings Cooking Studio–Randi, Wendy and Steve–who were a delight to work with. We would be happy to come back for another class.

For those at home, enjoy the photos.  We hope to see you at the next event!

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Upcoming Event: Foie Gras Tasting Dinners @ The Royce, LA

For our west coast friends, we are pleased to announce The Royce at The Langham in Pasadena is hosting two foie gras dinners, with special guest, our own Ariane Daguin.

Join Ariane, Chef David Féau and Manager/Wine Director Eric Espuny for an exceptional dinner in the elegant Royce dining room.  Together they will present a unique 5 course tasting experience featuring game, foie gras, cassoulet, and other regional specialties from the Pyrenees, complemented by exquisite wine pairings.

February 28-29, 2012

The Royce at The Langham

1401 South Oak Knoll Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106
626.585.6410

five courses | $95 | with wine pairings $150

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with aperitif, dinner seating will be at 7:15 p.m.

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