California foodies are worshipping U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson today for overturning the state’s law that bans the sale of foie gras. Thank foie God! Since 2012 us Cali-kids have been jetting out-of-state on a wild foie treasure hunt—one evening at David Chang’s Má Pêche in New York’s Midtown West Mr. managed to eat an entire loaf on his own after my forfeit of any more fatty goose liver consumption.
Many thanks to Hot’s Restaurant Group, Hudson Valley Foie Gras and a group of Canadian foie gras farmers called Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d’Oies du Qubec, who challenged the ban. Judge Wilson ruled the law unconstitutional due to its interfering with an existing federal law that regulates poultry products.
Chef’s up and down the California coast are rejoicing…José Andrés is serving free Cotton Candy foie gras at Bazaar at SLS Beverly Hills from 5-7PM tomorrow, Terrine is celebrating with a five-course foie gras menu (with some extra courses planned) next Monday Jan. 12, 2015, and Josiah Citrin at Melisse in Santa Monica is including some left over foie from a private NYE party on his $135 tasting menu tonight for an extra $10.
Heard of any other celebratory California foie gras menu sightings? Please share in the comments!