From a press release:
“Join 40 top Washington, DC restaurants in celebrating one of their favorite culinary delicacies – foie gras. As part of the week-long DC Foie Gras Festival, participating restaurants will be serving foie gras-centric dishes, all featuring conscionably raised domestic foie gras. Consumers who dine at any of the 40 participating restaurants from October 26 – November 2 will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite foie gras dish and the winner of the popular vote will receive the coveted Golden Duck trophy.
The DC Foie Gras Festival is the chef-driven reincarnation of Foie La La, the original H Street foie gras competition founded four years ago by former Boundary Road chef and co-owner, Brad Walker.
“Foie gras has a rich cultural history dating back to ancient Egypt, but there are many misconceptions about this culinary delicacy,” said Chef Luke Feltz of Boundary Road and the organizer of the DC Foie Gras Festival. “Our mission during this week-long festival is to delight foie gras enthusiasts, introduce foie gras to those who have yet to experience it, and to educate diners on foie gras and its production.”
“As the leading domestic provider of responsibly raised foie gras, we are proud to support Chef Feltz in our common mission to educate diners on the misconceptions surrounding the production of foie gras and recognize farmers who treat their animals with respect,” said Ariane Daguin, CEO of D’Artagnan.
All participating restaurants will be using the highest quality foie gras sourced from Hudson Valley Foie Farms in upstate New York. Hudson Valley’s practices consistently earn approval from veterinary professionals. The birds are cage free, handled by the same person their entire lives, and every part is used, including the feathers.
For details, educational materials, voting, and the interactive “FoieCrawl” map, visit here.
We look forward to dining with you!
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