Oh snap! La Toque sued for serving foie gras

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Chef Ken Frank, file photo PD 2010

Chef Ken Frank, file photo PD 2010

Napa’s La Toque restaurant, which has been a vocal opponent of the foie gras ban, is being sued by the Animal Legal Defense Fund in Napa County Superior court for serving foie gras.

According to the Napa Vally Register, the Michelin-starred restaurant “routinely sells foie gras products,” in violation of the 2012 ban which prohibits the sale of poultry products in which the animal has been force fed, a practice called gauvage.

Their part, executive chef Ken Frank says he does not sell the foie gras, but instead gives it away to customers who request it as part of their meal.

See more online at the Napa Valley Register




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  1. I have been to at least 3 places that have “given” us a free course of foie with our meal. It is a stupid ban. Almost as dumb at the ban on horse meat.

  2. Good! This is such a cruel thing to do to an animal. Animals were provided for us to eat but do we really need to be cruel about it?

  3. Banning it makes me want it more. What’s a good website to buy it from?

  4. What a joke. Hope he wins, and now I’m going there to get some free foie! 😉

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