For just $10.99 a pound, DeLaurenti’s brandied house pate
is a delicious steal. Though the recipe is “totally proprietary and totally secret,” according to cook Garrett Abel, he did divulge that it’s a mix of duck, pork, and chicken liver with sherry and a little brandy added—which really come through in the aftertaste. They whip this one up every day, so it typically doesn’t make it into the deli case until 11 a.m. or noon. A quarter pound is the perfect amount for two people sharing it with a crusty baguette, cheese, and wine.
1435 First Ave., 622-0141, delaurenti.com
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