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Best of New York 2014 • Eating

Best Foie Gras

  • Betony

    41 W. 57th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-465-2400

    What separates the seared foie gras at Bryce Shuman’s posh new midtown restaurant from the countless other foie gras preparations it’s our happy duty to sample year after year? It’s not the foie gras itself, or the kale garnish, which offers a healthy counterpoint to this famously unhealthy dish. No, it’s the lowly ham hock, which is cooked two ways (as a gourmet consommé and inserted into the actual foie gras) to bring a much-needed down-home kick to this tired, overly fussy haute-cuisine classic.

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