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Diners in California are reacting to the now-in-effect foie gras ban with a big “Foie You.”Apparently deciding he didn’t care for the ban, Chef Antoine Price hosted a big foie gras party Monday night with a six-course menu entitled “Foie You,” according to The O.C. Register.
The penalty for breaking the ban on fattened duck and goose liver, which went into effect July 1, is up to $1,000 a day. The law forbids the production or sale of foie gras, but not consumption. Officials responsible for enforcing the law have said they won’t go after chefs who distribute it for free.
Price told The Register he didn’t mind if he was locked up for making his $150 meal (with wine), which included foie gras in every dish. Even dessert which was foie gras wrapped in cotton candy on a stick.
A lawsuit has already been filed to strike down the ban, according to San Francisco Chronicle. A Canadian duck-farming trade organisation, a New York producer of duck delicacies and a Los Angeles restaurant group filed the suit with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
The attorney representing the group said he hopes to have the ban frozen until the suit is settled in court.
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