Go with the Flo: Rougie marks 140 years with Beijing food fair

Rougie 140th anniversary at Brasserie Flo Beijing China (2)

Foie gras producer Rougie marked its 140th anniversary with a food fair at Brasserie Flo last Friday. About a dozen vendors were on hand with everything from French cheese to Iberico ham to freshly shucked oysters to sweets courtesy of Vai, with a medley of gelatos and ice creams, and Amandine, with a wide range of treats.

I thought the event went from 5 PM to 7 PM, so I arrived on time to find the closing time was instead 9 PM and that I was thus unfashionably early. I made up for my faux pas by stuffing my face for an extra two hours. My favorite items:

  • Rougie chuanr. I’m not a big fan of foie gras but it was interesting to try it this way.
  • Chilean wagyu by the Migas team. Tender, juicy, flavorful: this was perhaps the best meat I have had in Beijing.
  • Melt-in-your-mouth cubes of thin alternating layers of foie gras and cured meat (see photo above). Amazing.
  • Lemon tarts from Amandine, with the slight tartness that a perfect tart tart needs.

There were also three wines, with the KWV Shiraz from South Africa, distributed by China Wines & Spirits (CWS), a pleasant surprise. Far lighter and easy-going than I expected.

(Hat tip to Papa2B for the invite.)

Rougie 140th anniversary at Brasserie Flo Beijing China

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