Patè.. Oo the controversy! The Power of Love makes me eat it all year round, be it smooth or coarse but as with everything else during the festive season, things get a hell of a lot more fancy and the likes of Chicken Parfait with Balsamic Onion Chutney turn up on our shelves, just screaming to be purchased.
Made in small batches in rural Scotland with British Chicken liver and pork, blended with British cream and apple jelly. Hand topped with a tangy balsamic chutney.
I picked up this Finest 200g block for £3 in Tesco where it was situated with the premium meat slices and antipasti - There are a whole array of flavours so do go check your local store out to see whats on offer.
I was in 2 minds on what to have this on.. I first thought toast but then figured a cracker would picture better. A good choice it turned out to be - The parfait spread beautifully and smelt deliciously of pork, spices with acidic notes. Taking a bite was pure heaven. Seriously smooth and light in texture with a creamy taste and herbiness along with the signature taste of traditional liver Patè, although I wouldn't say this was as full on. The jelly like, balsamic onion layer was of perfect thickness and added a tangy sweetness which complimented the parfait beneath with its garlic kick. Absolutely scrummy!
Overall, this Finest Chicken Parfait is pretty darn wonderful - Both as is but with the added layer of Balsamic Onion Chutney.. It's so much more tasty! Yes, it is very luxurious, rich and will most likely fatten you up like the bird it came from but as a 'once' a year indulgence, I don't think its one you want to miss! A 4.5 out of 5 from me.