He toys with a trinket, having finished his foie-gras and champagne.
Chocolate cream to fill the gap between woodcock and foie-gras, for instance!
"It is too marvellous," said Aunt William, as she ate her foie-gras.
He refused champagne, foie-gras sandwiches, and vanilla ices offered to him by the enthusiastic and indiscreet.
Little savouries, foie-gras, or cheese fondus in paper cases are thus handed.
1818, short for pâté de foie gras (see pate (n.2)). Pâté de foie gras (1827 in English) is literally "pie of fat liver;" originally served in a pastry (as still in Alsace), the phrase now chiefly in English with reference to the filling.