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Hudson Valley Farm Trip

On Monday, we hosted one of our famous field trips to Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm. Around 200 chefs from New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Boston traveled in a tour bus caravan, along with D’Artagnan staffers, a brass band and members of the press.

With the looming California foie gras ban attracting a lot of attention about this misunderstood product in mainstream media, we thought it was the perfect time to let chefs see Hudson Valley’s humane practices first-hand. Once a chef sees the process, it’s pretty hard for animal rights activists to convince them that it’s inhumane.

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And chefs took to Twitter to share their farm experiences:

“Good to see that the animal rights people have it completely wrong!”

 “A great afternoon in the Hudson Valley. Humane practices at a foie gras duck farm.”

 “Thanks for having us up to the farm today, an amazing experience. Proud to support them.”

We excel at turning an educational trip into a party. After touring the barns, meeting the ducks and witnessing the feeding, chefs “gavaged” themselves with a lavish duck-centric picnic, Colombelle wines courtesy of Producers Plaimont and Sixpoint craft ales. There were games, live music, and there were photos… enjoy.

Let your FOIE FLAG fly!

The California ban on foie gras will be in place this July. Food lovers all over the country need to pay attention, because it’s the first state-wide ban on foie gras in our country. It sets a dangerous precedent, and it’s a wedge that animal rights activists will use in their campaign against these artisanal products and meat in general. Sure, it’s foie gras now – but what’s next?

Let’s keep the State off our plate! Show your support with our free badge for your blog or website. It’s easy. Just copy the code (in our sidebar, at right)  to your blog or website. When visitors click on the image, it will open up the petition at Artisan Farmer’s Alliance, in a new browser window.

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Learn more about foie gras production and keep up with the latest news at Artisan Farmers Alliance.

Upcoming Event: Foie Gras Tasting Dinners @ The Royce, LA

For our west coast friends, we are pleased to announce The Royce at The Langham in Pasadena is hosting two foie gras dinners, with special guest, our own Ariane Daguin.

Join Ariane, Chef David Féau and Manager/Wine Director Eric Espuny for an exceptional dinner in the elegant Royce dining room.  Together they will present a unique 5 course tasting experience featuring game, foie gras, cassoulet, and other regional specialties from the Pyrenees, complemented by exquisite wine pairings.

February 28-29, 2012

The Royce at The Langham

1401 South Oak Knoll Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106
626.585.6410

five courses | $95 | with wine pairings $150

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with aperitif, dinner seating will be at 7:15 p.m.

Both sides of the coin – a must watch!

You gotta fight…for your right…for foie gras!

The foie gras wars are heating up in California and we’re standing strong on the front lines with our west coast chef friends.  Stay tuned…

Upcoming Event: Foie Gras Tasting Dinners @ The Royce, LA

For our west coast friends, we are pleased to announce The Royce at The Langham in Pasadena is hosting two foie gras dinners, with special guest, our own Ariane Daguin.

Join Ariane, Chef David Féau and Manager/Wine Director Eric Espuny for an exceptional dinner in the elegant Royce dining room.  Together they will present a unique 5 course tasting experience featuring game, foie gras, cassoulet, and other regional specialties from the Pyrenees, complemented by exquisite wine pairings.

February 28-29, 2012

The Royce at The Langham

1401 South Oak Knoll Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106
626.585.6410

five courses | $95 | with wine pairings $150

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with aperitif, dinner seating will at 7:15 p.m.

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