Restaurants Thwart Foie Gras Ban By Giving it Away

Recent California legislation bans the selling of foie gras, but does not prevent the controversial delicacy from being given away.


SACRAMENTO — Seemingly an afterthought, the last appetizer listed on the menu at Restaurant Thir13en is a brioche that, at $21, may sound overpriced even if it is "house made" and comes with strawberry rhubarb purée and a bacon chip. Accompanying it, though, are "complimentary seared foie gras and foie panna cotta."