Eater National contacted Keller's reps who released this statement:
"The Thomas Keller Restaurant Group consistently endeavors to make extremely conscientious decisions regarding all suppliers with whom we work, and our chefs have specifically selected to source from the most ethical purveyors possible.Over on the east coast, NY's Per Se showing was pretty wimpy with a mere ten protesters (and three dogs) that silently stood with the requisite banners and signage outside the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle (they weren't even allowed inside). So much for the actual protesting.
We will keep within full accordance of all legal mandates should the states of California and New York pass future legislation regarding Foie Gras."
·Thomas Keller Anti-Foie Gras Protest This Weekend [~ELA~]
·Thomas Keller Comments on Planned Foie Gras Protest [~ELA~]
·A Pathetic Showing at Saturday's Per Se Foie Gras Protest [~ENY~]
— Yvonne Ip