For all its controversy, foie gras is undeniably delicious. And one of the best spots to enjoy this decadent treat is the Flagstaff House Restaurant, on the outskirts of Boulder.

Executive chef Mark Monette serves a perfectly seared cut of grade A foie gras atop crispy and delicate sweetbreads. The richness continues with a buttery brioche base, a drizzle of port-wine reduction, and apple compote.

For the perfect pairing, sip on a glass of Sauternes or an off-dry Riesling.

Travel Tip: Try the appetizer Hawaiian-style at chef Monette’s newest venture in the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii.

1138 Flagstaff Rd., Boulder, 303-442-4640