6/21/2012 05:00:00 PM

A Glimmer of Hope for California Foie Gras?

The Devil Inside, Craftsman & Wolves' foie gras/ganache stuffed chocolate muffin
As the deadline to the foie gras ban grows neigh, the feeding frenzy continues. But while most diners seemed resigned to enjoying the last day of foie consumption, stuffing themselves silly gavage-style with the livery delicacy, a report today out of the Sacramento Bee suggests a glimmer of hope is on the horizon.

Yes, the current ban will still go into effect on July 1, but it looks like foie gras advocates have found a supportive senator who might be willing to sponsor a repeal of the law. According to The Sacramento Bee, Davis Democratic Senator Lois Wolk, who voted against the ban when she served in the Assembly, said that she's considering authoring legislation in the 2013 session to repeal the ban. She goes on to explain, "I don't like single-product bans, period. These are never easy issues, usually characterized by a lot of intense feeling and not much fact. The chefs have been very open in how to approach this, and now we have a chance to look at this."

Of course any repeal would face opposition and in 10 days, it's definitely game over - at least for a while - to dine out (legally) on foie gras.

We're gearing up for one more big round-up of the best places to enjoy foie gras in the entire Bay Area - from Mendocino down to Monterey - but we want to hear from you. Have you tried any of the farewell dinners, signature dishes or have your favorite secret spot that serves foie gras? Help your fellow dinner out by sharing your experiences in the comments section below.

So many options, so little time.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/21/4578083/lawmaker-may-sponsor-repeal-of.html#storylink=cpy


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