In light of the upcoming foie gras ban, celebrity chefs, Ludo Lefebvre, Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (owners of Animal & Son of a Gun) are teaming up to create an ALL foie gras dinner (including dessert) on October 14th and 15th. This event is geared to alert people to the coming ban on the production and sale of foie gras in California.
In 2004 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the law that bans foie gras in California. This ban takes effect in 2012.
A quote from the LA Times article:
Foie gras is produced by force-feeding ducks or geese — a process called gavage — so that their livers fatten. It’s the resulting fatty duck liver that is considered either a singular delicacy or totem of animal cruelty, depending on which side of the controversy you’re on. The controversy largely centers on whether or how much the birds suffer during gavage but also raises hot-button issues of sustainability and other meat-producing practices.
The dinner will be six courses and two dessert courses prepared by Ludo, Dotolo and Shook.
$175 per person with an additional wine pairing option.
Reservations begin after 2 p.m. on Thursday by calling the restaurant. Reservations by phone only.
435 N. Fairfax Ave.