In case you haven't heard, one of culinary's top delicacies — foie gras — will be disappearing from California restaurant menus on July 1, the result of a state-wide ban on the consumption of force-fed duck liver.
Several California chefs are up in arms about the California foie gras ban, including Thomas Keller, owner of Yountville's 5-star French Laundry. The new law is forcing the closure of Sonoma producer Artisan Foie Gras, which shuts its doors on June 30.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who leads the kitchen at London West Hollywood, is responding with his “Last Bite” Foie Gras Dinner. The 6-course dinner, which includes such menu items as Foie Gras Nigiri and Foie Gras Cupcake, will be offered every Thursday in May. Cost is $135, and an extra $85 for wine pairing.
Here are a few more places to find foie gras in California before the ban: