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Escargot: Love It or Hate It?

Recently I had dinner at Grand Cafe, a great old-school French restaurant here in San Francisco. The meal was excellent and I ate far too much. One of the things I enjoyed is the dish pictured here. It's classic escargot baked with lots of butter, garlic, white wine, and breadcrumbs. It was so good I wanted to lick the gratin ramekin. While I understand that eating snails is not for everyone, I happen to love the delicacy. How do you feel about it? Would you eat Grand Cafe's escargot?

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GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Never had it.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Never had it.
marie-lee marie-lee 7 years
I've never tried it. As much as the idea of eating snails weirds me out I'd still really love to try them. I live it a regional area and getting decent cheese or coffee is difficult enough. A French restaurant let alone one serving escargot...not going to happen!
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
I LOVE LOVE LOVE escargot.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
I LOVE LOVE LOVE escargot.
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
YUMMY!
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
YUMMY!
runnereater runnereater 7 years
I've never had escargot, but that picture looks good!
elfelia elfelia 7 years
Love it! And this post prompted to order escargot at a cozy bistro in Midtown NY last night. I love dipping frites into the butter garlic sauce. YUM!
nikkisoda nikkisoda 7 years
Agree with Meeayra. Mmmmmm
nikkisoda nikkisoda 7 years
Agree with Meeayra. Mmmmmm
Pampire Pampire 7 years
No thanks, I can't get past the snail part! It looks good and probably is but I just couldn't try it! Insects really creep me out!
BellaTorro BellaTorro 7 years
I had them at a French Bistro with some garlic an oil to die for an some crusty break to dunk all the flavors yummy
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Super :drool: And I, too, prefer bread on the side to breadcrumbs; but I'm not that picky if you're serving with breadcrumbs.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Super :drool: And I, too, prefer bread on the side to breadcrumbs; but I'm not that picky if you're serving with breadcrumbs.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I would try them, but I'm worried I would hate the texture. That's why I don't eat a lot of shellfish, and snails are shell-dwellers as well.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Never had it, but I'm fairly certain just about anything would taste pretty good drenched in butter and garlic and breadcrumbs.
starbreiz starbreiz 7 years
I had escargot for the first time this week! At a French restaurant in Santana Row in San Jose. Yum! It tasted like mushrooms.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm with Meearya. I like my escargot the same way.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
I've only had them a few times, but they are sooo good. If I were to abandon veganism for a meal, I would choose escargots!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
I've only had them a few times, but they are sooo good.If I were to abandon veganism for a meal, I would choose escargots!
Advah Advah 7 years
Never had them and not interested in tasting!
Meearya Meearya 7 years
I like them without the breadcrumbs, but with bread served on the side, so then you can dip the good crusty baguette into the garlicky butter. It's the only time I ever eat butter. SO GOOD.
MsTyque MsTyque 7 years
I've never had it , but I would try it
courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
Love them! I haven't had them in quite a while.
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