According to Eater SF, La Toque’s Ken Frank—one of the chefs who led the fight to have foie gras relegalized—said that “a court invalidated the ban on importing foie from out-of-state into California this morning.”
La Toque in Napa and Dirty Habit in Union Square are serving foie gras-filled menus tonight, and L.A.’s Melisse is adding a foie supplement to the tasting menu. Chefs, eaters, and producers have a whole lot of thoughts and feelings about the lift on the ban, which they’re expressing on Twitter. Take a look.
— Ludo Lefebvre (@chefludo) January 7, 2015
Now that I can bring the one true Foie Gras Doughnut to Cali.. who wants to invest? — Justin M. Warner (@EatFellowHumans) January 7, 2015
After all that’s happened these past 2 months, it’s hard to hoist foie gras as the banner of liberty
— John Birdsall (@John_Birdsall) January 7, 2015
Since the new ruling says that those in California can sell and serve, but not make foie gras, non-California producers and retailers like D’Artagnan are about to make a killing.
Founder and visionary of D’Artagnan, Ariane Daguin, tells First We Feast,
Would love to see Hudson Valley Foie Gras sending an Airbus A380’s worth of foie gras from New York to California. Emergency Foie Relief! — ryan sutton (@qualityrye) January 7, 2015
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