Prohibition is over!! The days of settling for mere duck liver are through! Yes, foodinistas and chefs statewide are dancing a figurative jig and tweeting up a storm today about the lifting of the 30-month-old foie gras ban meaning that we went without the stuff just a few months longer than the city of Chicago did in the mid-aughts, after it passed and then repealed a citywide ban after two years in 2008.
Now, SFist brings you a short list, expected probably to grow by tomorrow, of the places where you can now, immediately, feast on out-of-state produced foie gras.
4505 Burgers & BBQ - They're doing foie gras poutine, as they announced via Instagram, and 4505 Meats on Mission looks to have some foie gras boudin blanc that they'd been secretly storing in the freezer just for this occasion.
Bisou - They're doing a four-course foie tasting for $75 including a classic Filet Mignon Rossini.
Bistro Central Parc - They're also doing a Rossini.
Bluestem Brasserie - Bluestem is serving a torchon with winter citrus.
Burritt Room + Tavern - Chef Luke Knox is doing a sourdough pancake with foie gras butter, Minus 8 vinegar, cherry bitters, and maple syrup.
Californios - Chef Val Cantu is serving foie ice cream at this brand new Mission spot.
Chapeau! - The Inner Richmond bistro never actually stopped serving the stuff, as a commenter points out. You just had to order to toast points. So, that secret no longer needs to be a secret.
Cockscomb - As expected, chef Chris Cosentino has added something to the menu called "Hot Mess" that is foie gras, pig's feet, and cara cara orange marmalade on toast.
Dirty Habit - The restaurant has already announced they've got the stuff in house (uh they might have had it all along, ahem), and Chef David Bazirgan will be reprising his 2012 Fifth Floor feat by doing a four-course foie tasting menu tonight for $60, with $35 extra for pairings.
Gaspar Brasserie - Chef Chris Jones is now serving La Belle Farms foie gras with morels, burn leeks, espellete, and mushroom gastrique.
Hillside Supper Club - They're doing something that sounds a lot like dessert, but is not. It's a take on a PB&J, with foie gras torchon, warm huckleberry, brioche pain perdu, peanut butter mousse, and celery.
Hog & Rocks - Chef Robin Song beat the lifting of the ban by a full week, serving foie gras on a New Year's menu and then boldly serving the leftovers on a burger this week. The burger remains on the menu now for $33 ($17 w/o foie), and you can add black truffle and an egg if you're a real baller for $40.
Mason Pacific - Here's where to go for simple, decadent sesared foie, served with a frisee salad.
Monsieur Benjamin - As predicted here earlier, chef Jason Berthold has added foie to his modern bistro menu in the form of a pan-seared lobe served with lentils and mirepoix.
Perbacco - Chef Staffan Terje is serving his pan-seared foie with poached quince, apple passato, toasted pecan, and Barolo Chinato jus.
Prospect - Chef Pamela Mazzola, long a fan of the stuff, is doing seared Hudson Valley foie with toasted brioche, pickled huckleberries, and a fuji apple-long pepper reduction.
Spruce - The Laurel Heights fine dining spot has gone right back to serving their foie with a vadouvan-spiced waffle, and poached pears.
Urchin - Over in the Mission, they're throwing foie on their Croque Madame.
ALSO: There's the return of Humphry Slocombe's famed foie gras ice cream sandwiches.
And I'm going to wager that foie dishes at Acquerello, Atelier Crenn, Presidio Social Club, Saison, La Folie, Commonwealth, Gary Danko, and Craftsman & Wolves can't be far behind. Not to mention that over-the-top Rossini Burger at Burger Bar, and the beloved foie gras xiao long bao at Benu!
And if you're up in Napa, foie gras crusader Ken Frank at La Toque is definitely featuring the stuff front and center.
Previously: California Foie Gras Ban Struck Down!
The End of Foie: 25 Foie Gras Dishes to Try in S.F. Before the Ban [Grub Street - 2012]