In response to the impending foie gras ban in California, a number of chefs have not only expressed grief and anger, but some are organizing duck-liver binges in protest, like L.A. guys Ludo Lefebvre, Vinny Dotolo, and Jon Shook, who are co-cheffing an eight-course foie dinner at Animal this weekend defibrillators not included. Here in San Francisco, Lafitte chef Russell Jackson is doing something similar with an "F U Foie Gras Dinner" on Sunday, October 16 we think he means to say "F U" to the ban, not to foie gras, but we digress.
His draft menu is below, and we gotta say, by about Course Three we'd probably be ready to purge a little foie gras goes a long way! But hey, those Animal guys have sold a lot of foie gras poutine the last couple of years, so there must be a fair number of you gluttons out there who think you can handle this onslaught of ultra-richness.
The Lafitte dinner is $89 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, or gratuity. Get advance seats here. But don't say we didn't warn you.
October 16, 2011
Mini 19th century Foie de Canard a la mode Toulouse
(Foie stewed in baked with lemon and mushrooms)
Escalope de Foie Gras Marechale (cured Foie Gras in Aspic)
Foie Gras a la Marseillaise (Foie Gras Canneloni)
Poissons en Champange Bouillon de Foie Gras
Bifteck de New York avec Foie Gras et purée de Figue