It’s one thing when an animal rights group launches an informational campaign. It’s another when they threaten to send pamphleteers and picketers to your establishment if you don’t stop serving foie gras.
That’s what happened to Christine Nunn at Picnic Caterers, as Jason Perlow from Off the Broiler reports, after she used foie gras at the Ultimate Chef Bergen County competition. Feeling this letter from the Farm Sanctuary was a bit out of line—particularly as she took pains to use foie gras from Hudson Valley, a farm that prides itself on humane animal treatment—she created a culinary answer: The “Foie You” Sandwich.
Available just this week, and sold for $24 when ordered in advance, the sandwich is a triple-duck whammy (see a full photo spread here). A fresh croissant is layered with a house-made blackberry-balsamic jam, spread with a foie gras terrine, then topped with D’Artagnan smoked duck breast, sliced pear, and a seared slice of Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Proceeds are donated to local charity Center for Food Action. No word yet on the picket lines.