The “slam dunk” winner for best value purchase on this recent trip was this amazing foie gras sandwich from the prepared foods section of La Grande Epicerie at Au Bon Marche. A crisp chewy salted roll sliced open. Two HUMONGOUS slices of duck foie gras, a few leaves for color and the result? Pure heaven. I can’t believe I actually saw this and ordered it. Somehow it didn’t seem real!
Pate de foie gras is luxurious on its own, in small portions, for the most part due to usually exorbitant costs. But this sandwich was something else. I don’t think my body can handle this more than once or twice a year, but for a few minutes, in the middle of a park, I was munching on this sandwich and ooohing and aaahing between mouthfulls! And if you think only hedonistic fat slobs were lining up for this delicious sandwich, think again. Amongst the buyers that day were a couple of skinny and beautiful women who ordered these up like they were a Big Mac or something. And at Euro 4.90 or roughly $6.60 or PHP330, this was DEFINITELY the BEST BUY of the trip. And in case you were feeling flush that day, you could also buy a small bottle of champagne for another Euro15 and really splurge in style. :)