Oh, it's on, folks. Taking a stand against the pending 2012 ban on foie gras, Chef Russell Jackson will host a FU Foie Gras Dinner at Lafitte on Sunday, October 16. See, California will ban the sale and production of foie gras in July of 2012. Hawking the plumped up duck liver could result in a $1,000 fine. This dinner is Jackson's response. His menu will feature sustainable foie gras that has been "humanely sourced" and prepared in a variety of forms: cured, stewed, pureed, frozen, sweet and savory. Sample menus is as follows:

  • 1st: Mini 19th century Foie de Canard a la mode Toulouse (Foie stewed in baked with lemon and mushrooms)
  • 2nd: Escalope de Foie Gras Marechale (cured Foie Gras in Aspic)
  • 3rd: Foie Gras a la Marseillaise (Foie Gras Canneloni)
  • 4th: Poissons en Champange Bouillon de Foie Gras
  • 5th: Bifteck de New York avec Foie Gras et purée de Figue

Mmm, aspic. Also, ugh. That's a lot of damn foie gras. A lot. One might need a few ancient Roman style trips to the bathroom to eat all five courses. A little of it goes a mighty long way. Anyway.

Dinner runs $89-$150 per person. You can purchase tickets here. Lafitte is located at Pier 5, Embarcadero in San Francisco.

Lafitte: Pier 5, the Embarcadero in San Francisco