It turns out that when you combine two things that people really like—Lazy Bear and foie gras—the results are pretty insane. On Twitter this morning, the beloved pop-up turned acclaimed Mission brick-and-mortar announced that the tickets for its May 12 dinner with Hudson Valley Foie Gras had all but evaporated: the 30 seats sold out in under 10 seconds, despite a whopping price tag of $550 a pop.
Sorry guys, tickets for the Hudson Valley Foie Gras dinner sold out in under ten seconds. So glad we can help out Ken Frank @latoque— Lazy Bear (@lazybearsf) May 5, 2015
The good news is that all of that cash will be going to an important cause for foie lovers: the CHEFS Legal Defense Fund, which is helping cover legal bills for La Toque chef and foie activist Ken Frank, who is being sued over serving foie by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. A star-studded coalition of chefs will be joining Lazy Bear's David Barzelay at the meal, including Roland Passot (La Folie), Douglas Keane (ex-Cyrus), Evan Allumbaugh (Flour + Water), Michael Black (ex- Sebo), Val Cantu (Californios), Joey Elenterio (the forthcoming Cadence), and Frank himself.
If you're one of the unlucky aspirants who didn't manage to score tickets to the dinner, you still have another chance: CHEFS is auctioning off the remaining 10 seats, also to benefit Frank's cause. Bidding starts at $1,000 per pair of tickets; a new batch will be auctioned off daily for the next five days, beginning at 5 pm.