With the ban on foie gras looming on Sunday, # Foiemageddon is getting lots of play on Twitter, and many chefs and other fatty goose and duck liver enthusiasts are living in foie excess while they can. For the past few weeks, foie has been shaved onto salads, soaked through lobsters, blended into ice cream, and stuffed into pastries, proving there are no limits. Here, a Bay Area-specific companion guide to Eater National's earlier foie dinner list details the top places to feast on legal liver until midnight, Saturday.
1) Bisou: This week their prix fixe menu ($34.95) is already heavy on the foie with a Ardbeg Foie Gras Torchon starter and the Filet Mignon Foie Gras. Coming up tomorrow, June 28th, there's a Good Bye Foie Gras pre-fixe dinner ($75), including seared foie gras on toasted brioche, duck breast in a port wine and foie gras terrine and two dessert options of Foie Gras macarons and shortcakes.
2) Jardiniere: On the eve of the ban, Jardiniere will have a Foie Gras blowout prix fixe dinner ($150). Expect foie gras topping a salad with peaches, seared and paired with lobster, stuffed into duck dumplings and made into ice cream with figs and caramel.
3) La Folie: Chef Roland Passot is offering a 6-course all foie menu including all of his favorites: foie gras soup with truffled crackers, seared scallops with foie, foie-stuffed quail and a bittwersweet chocolate and foie gras mousse with bacon ice cream. Vegetarian menu available upon request.
4) Fifth Floor : David Bazirgan puts together a five course foie gras tasting menu ($120) with a special Wild Goose Chase cocktail, which comes with a foie gras-dusted rim and a foie-stuffed plum. For dessert, how about fried rhubarb pie with foie gras ice cream?
5) Alexander's Steakhouse : A seven-course foie gras menu ($185) features The Silence of the Ducks: seared foie gras with fava beans and a nice chianti.