Quail stuffed with Duck Foie Gras ALEXANDRE LE MANOIR

Product: Quail stuffed with Duck Foie Gras
Brand: Le Manoir
Producer: Le Manoir Alexandre
Country of origin: France
Region: Aveyron
Town: Espalion
Approximate price per kilo: 70 euros
Approximate weight: 190 grams
Prizes and Recognition: Present in some of the best Gourmet shops in France. Gold Medal at the Salon National du Foie Gras de Dax 2012, for Duck Foie mi-cuit.

GourmetSearcher.com rating of 100 points: 91.5/100

Why does it deserve our mention?

For being prepared in a traditional way, for offering two different textures, and for being deliciously rich. The quail comes in a beautiful glass jar, partially boned by hand and stuffed with succulent foie gras. The Port Gelée accompanying the quail creates a balanced, lighter and more complex gastronomic effect. They also produce high quality Duck Foie Gras in different formats and types which are worth mentioning and tasting.

How should you eat or cook it? 

Put the jar in the fridge the day before consumption. Take it out 15 minutes before tasting. Serve over toasted bread.

What wine should you have with it? 

With a sweet white wine like Moscatel Ordoñez núm. 2 from Bodegas Victoria.

How should you keep it? 

In a cool, dry place.

Where can you buy it? 



Apricot Jam LANDHAUS BACHER



Product: Apricot Jam
Brand: Landhaus Bacher
Producer: Landhaus Bacher
Country of origin: Austria
Region: Austria
Town: Mautern
Approximate price per kilo: 40 euros
Approximate weight: 250 gr (9 euros approx.)
Prizes and Recognition: This jam is produced in the kitchen of a restaurant which was considered in 2012 to be among the 100 best restaurants in the world by the British magazine "The Restaurant" and with 18/20 points in the Gault Millau guide. Moreover, their products can be found in some of the bestselling points gourmet of Austria and Germany.


GourmetSearcher.com rating of 100 points: 95/100

Why does it deserve our mention? 

For its texture, flavour and excellent balance between fruit and sugar. The Bacher Family produces high quality products as well as manages successfully their Restaurant & Hotel located in the small Austrian village of Mautern. Their jam is an outstanding product which contains 65 grams of fresh and seasonal fruit per 100 grams of marmalade. The intensity of the flavour is perceived in each spoonful, transporting us with every bite to an orchard of apricots ripening in the sun. A perfect acidity combined with great consistency which makes it a gastronomic experience worth remembering and wishing to repeat.

How should you eat or cook it? 

Spread Apricot Jam on toasted bread, whilst having breakfast when the sun comes through your window... simply delicious!

What wine should you have with it? 

Best with a cup of tea or a cappuccino.

How should you keep it?  

In a cool, dry place and once opened in the fridge.

Where can you buy it?