A whole slew of shmancy high calories foie gras dinners are planned for May 14. One of the four foie gras feasts takes place at Animal (Roland Passot of La Folie in SF is joining Jon, Vinny, Ludo, and M.Volt), meanwhile Melisse, The Royce, and Lemon Moon are also staging artery-clogging culinary happenings. Organized by C.H.E.F.S. (the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards), each of the aforementioned eateries will serve a six-course prix fix foie gras dinner priced at $200 a head and $150 for Lemon Moon only (includes tax and, for once, gratuity). The idea here is to support sustainable farming practices and cook with the "whole duck." Notable chefs from NorCal and SoCal have signed up to cook.
· Mélisse – Josiah Citrin (Mélisse), Brendan Collins (Waterloo and City), Raphael Lunetta (Jiraffe), Hiro and Lissa (Terra in Napa Valley and Ame in San Francisco), Mark Dommen (One Market in San Francisco) and Justin Wangler (Kendall Jackson in Sonoma)
· The Royce at The Langham – David Féau (The Royce at The Langham), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), Micah Wexler (Mezze), Doug Kean (Cyrus in Sonoma), Victor Scargle (Lucy at Bardessono in Napa Valley) and Peter Armellino (Plumed Horse in Saratoga)
· Lemon Moon – Tony Esnault (Patina), Octavio Becerra, Joey Elentario (Chez TJ in Mountain View), Marc Zimmerman (Alexander’s Steakhouse in San Francisco) and Dustin Valette (Charlie Palmer’s Dry Kitchen in Healdsburg)
· Animal – Vinny Dotolo (Animal), Ludo Lefebvre (LudoBites), Michael Voltaggio (INK) and Roland Passot (La Folie in San Francisco)
·All Fighting for Foie Coverage [~ELA~]