Sale of Foie Gras is Legal Again in California

        by Sophie Gayot   This morning at 11:45 a.m., chef Ken Frank of La Toque was in a meeting when he received a phone call from Michael Tenenbaum. Frank: “I am in a meeting, I cannot talk to you.” Tenenbaum: “Shut up, Ken. We won!”   This was the second phone … Continue reading Sale of Foie Gras is Legal Again in California

Foie Gras Under the Splendor of Baccarat Chandeliers

by Sophie Gayot UPDATE 10/30/12: The Crillon will close its doors for its renovation end of March 2013. That will leave you more time to try chef Christophe Hache’s cuisine. After a recent dinner I experienced at Les Ambassadeurs at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, we awarded the restaurant a new rating of 17/20 which means … Continue reading Foie Gras Under the Splendor of Baccarat Chandeliers

Foie Gras Dinner at Beer Belly

by Barnaby Hughes As the clock ticked down on California restaurants serving foie gras legally, many of them prepared special foie gras menus. On June 30, I had the pleasure of enjoying a “Gone But Not Foiegotten” menu at Beer Belly in Los Angeles. By the time I arrived, the Foie-Q You foie gras sliders … Continue reading Foie Gras Dinner at Beer Belly

It is Now Official: No More Foie Gras in California

by Sophie Gayot The California foie gras ban that went into effect yesterday has crossed over the boundaries of the Golden State and the Atlantic Ocean. French Correspondent Caroline Connan of Bloomberg TV in Paris had read the two previous pieces I wrote about the subject, and invited me to visit the studio so Parisians … Continue reading It is Now Official: No More Foie Gras in California

Say “No” to the Foie Gras Ban in California

by Sophie Gayot Frédéric Lefebvre, a former minister in the French government under Nicolas Sarkozy, is coming to the aid of the people opposed to the foie gras ban in California by organizing a petition. Effective July 1, 2012, it will be illegal to sell to produce and to sell the delicacy in the Golden State. Here … Continue reading Say “No” to the Foie Gras Ban in California