Grab your Touche Pas A Mon Foie Gras t-shirt and head for in Ventura for their Foie Gras Dinner to Benefit C.H.E.F.S. As California gets ready to bid farewell to foie gras on July 1, diners are eating up the savory dish at an amazing pace. How the law will be enforced, and how it will affect the restaurant business, is still a question. One thing is for sure, there has been no shortage of foie gras dinners lately.
Executive Chef Tim Kilcoyne of Sidecar Restaurant is the latest to join in on bringing awareness to the side of pro-foie. He’s hosting a benefit dinner for the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards. C.H.E.F.S., as it is known, is a group of local California chefs, culinary professionals, and supporters of sustainable and humane farming standards. The coalition opposes the outright ban on foie gras and supports high standards for sustainable farming practices and the ethical treatment of animals. Makes sense to us.
The benefit dinner will be held at the end of the month on Wednesday, June 27 at the Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura. The five-course meal is $150 and will include dishes such as a foie gras custard with a cherry chutney and spring herb salad and a foie gras ice cream sundae with brown butter peaches and salted pistachio brittle. Early reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (805) 653-7433.