Thanks to a friend of mine in Portland, not to mention a fellow foodie, I was fortunate enough to sample some country pate one evening. However, she wouldn’t give me the name of the maker. Almost as though she were testing my well honed research skills, I narrowed the list to a few small, high-end suppliers in the area.
"As if I was lead to my goal by destiny, I walked by a table full of various pate and salumi at the Saturday Farmer’s Market. The beautiful display is the work of Chop Butchery and the flavor of the country pate was exactly the same as the evening before."
I tried everything on the table pictured above and then some. I purchased several salami and pate to bring home with me. Outstanding. The Fatted Calf in Napa is neck-in-neck with what I had at Chop, some of the best I've ever had.