Lafitte Pate with Espelette Pepper - Terrine
Classic pâté taste with a kick
Deliciously smooth and rich, this pâté is enriched with espelette peppers, adding a great dimension to an already classic flavor.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Lafitte Pâté with Espelette Pepper is a pork and duck pâté with a smooth, rich taste and texture. It is beautifully spreadable, and has all the classic flavor characteristic of pâté. Espelette pepper is added into it, giving it a fruity, fresh flavor note, with a mild hint of heat. It’s not overpowering at all, just enough for a little kick, and is perfectly balanced with the pâté flavor.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
This pâté from Lafitte comes in a terrine, making it easy to slice and serve. And a slice of Lafitte Pâté with Espelette Pepper on a slice of warm bread is truly all you need to enjoy its full flavor. Pair with a glass of Barsac, or a Pinot Gris.
A BASQUE TREASURE
The Espelette Pepper originated in Central and South America, but it was the Basque country (who adopted it in the 16th century) that made it its own—so much so that it was given an AOC in 2000, and an APO in 2002.
Known as “piment d’espelette” in France, they are grown in Espelette, a French commune in Pyrénées-Atlantiques. They grow to about six inches long, and has a color range of green to a vivid red. This pepper is so important to the region that they hold an Espelette Pepper Festival on October every year.
The flavor is fresh and fruity, with only mild hints of heat, with only score of 4000 on the Scoville Scale.
Store unopened containers of pâté in a cool, dry pantry for up to 4 years. Once opened, pâté will keep three to four days in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen for up to two months, though we recommend you consume it as soon as possible!