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California is in the final countdown until foie gras becomes illegal in the state. The ban officially starts July 1 at midnight, California time.Chefs and restaurants around the state are planning some upscale farewell meals in honour of the occasion.
Foie gras, which is made from the liver of a specially fattened duck or goose, was banned by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004, with an eight-year grace period.
That all ends Sunday.
Chaya is hosting a 'Au Revoir Duck & Foie Gras Food Fair' in which it will serve seven special à la carte foie gras dishes in addition to its regular menu. They'll cost between $15 and $25.
While you bid farewell to foie gras add seared it to any lunch or dinner dish for only $5 at Palio d'Asti.
So you can enjoy a Risotto di Mare, a spicy saffron seafood risotto made with lobster stock, green beans and seven fruits of the sea--with foie gras!
At Bisou French, try a three-course goodbye foie gras menu.
The menu is pre-set, but you get to choose between certain options. The menu is $75 a person, a bargain compared to some other locations.
For $185 per guest, have a seven-course foie gras meal at Alexander's Steakhouse.
There's seared foie gras with fava beans as a main dish, and foie gras cherry, chocolate, and blackberry ice cream for dessert.
For all of June, Fifth Floor chef David Bazirgan has prepared a $120 foie gras tasting menu.
The menu includes Island Creek oysters with foie gras béarnaise and seared foie gras- caramelized lambs tongue, porcini, asparagus, with sherry.
Have 'Heaven in a Bowl' at Terra Ame. The dish includes Ramen noodles in Hokkiado style Miso Broth, served with artisan foie gras, duck foie gras wontons, grilled corn and mustard greens.
The website warns that it's available in limited quantities.
Craftsman & Wolves has a special dessert with foie gras called 'The Devil Inside.'
It features chocolate-toffee ganache studded with foie gras, and it looks delicious.
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