A restaurant in Napa Valley is hosting a foie-centric lunch on July 5 to mark the two-year anniversary of California's ban on foie gras. According to Inside Scoop SF, "The State of Foie Gras" will be held at La Toque and will feature plenty of the fatty duck liver. La Toque's owner told Gastronome en Vogue that he is holding the event to "remind our community about the absurdity that this law represents and to provide foie gras lovers with a place of refuge to enjoy this culinary delicacy."
Selling foie gras — the fatty liver popularized in France that requires force feeding geese —has been illegal in California since July 1, 2012. Many restaurants have skirted the ban by giving away foie for free which is exactly what La Toque will do for this lunch. To secure a spot, diners must submit a 100-word post on "why California's foie gras ban is foolish."