Living in Ottawa has made it pretty easy to get great food to cook with. From our wonderful butchers carrying the best of local meat, to farms delivering fresh veggies to your door, it's very easy to eat well. On those occasions where you want to step it up a little, there are plenty of specialty stores in the area where you can find everything you need. There's even a website based out of Montreal called Ogourmet that offers delectable treats such as this fois gras available to ship within one business day.
My husband seared this sinful, silky treat to perfection. Beneath it, layers of peppery arugula drizzled in balsamic and oil, toasted hazelnuts and earthy brown rice infused with garlic and mixed with chunks of meaty shiitake mushrooms.
And if that wasn't decadent enough, every rich bite was chased with a refreshing and sweet wine from Prince Edward County – Exultet Estates 2009 Dolce Ghiacciato.