500BestSquareDuck And Pistachio Paté @ Brigtsen’s

Paté is such a big deal in France that it’s no wonder the country rules the category. The one everybody likes best is paté de campagne–country-style paté, chunky and meaty, eaten with a fork, not spread on bread. The all-time champion in the making of that kind of paté in New Orleans was the late Gerard Crozier. In the modern day, Frank Brigtsen makes a duck pate very similar to the one at Crozier’s. He serves it with pickles he makes himself (not even Crozier did that), and a homemade red onion marmalade. Great start to a meal.

Brigtsen’s. Riverbend: 723 Dante. 504-861-7610.

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