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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Foie Speakeasy: Codename "Croikey" and Undisclosed Location

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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What: A Foie Speakeasy

When: Sunday, July 15 from 6 PM - 10 PM

Where: Right now they're calling it 16 Duck Liver Lane to keep away nay-sayers. The initial plan to host this picnic in the park was changed because of permitting, so look forward to an indoors, undisclosed location that will be released to ticket holders on Sunday.

Cost: $100 for 10 courses of quasi legal-liver tastiness. The chefs behind this mission are donating all proceeds directly to C.H.E.F.S. the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming standards. Tickets are available online.

The Rundown: California's foie gras activists are proving to be a feisty bunch. A group of chefs gathered in Golden Gate Park on the fateful first day of the ban, bemoaning what they saw as the absurdity of the ban, decided maybe they just wouldn't listen. Instead of wallowing, why not break the law? So, in case you didn't get enough of this fatted goose liver with a foie gras final hurrah, Daniel Mallahan, his friend Ryan "Queso" Goodwin and a few other supporters are bringing it back into town -- underground. They smuggled the majority of the foie from contacts up north, (gotta love those conspiring Canadians, eh?), and promise they're not trying to kill you as most of the food features foie gras as a highlighted rather than a main ingredient. They've sold 20 of 40 seats already, though they've noticed that people seem a little hesitant to do something illegal. Booze is not provided but happily poured. 

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