On Sept. 13, foie gras lovers got some good news. As F. M. Grabulsky reported, on that date a Manhattan judge overturned a ban on the rich delicacy that was scheduled to take effect this November. One of the people impacted by the news was Chef David Burke, who had originally planned an elaborate farewell-to-foie dinner at his midtown restaurant, David Burke Tavern (reviewed here). The better news is that the dinner is still on, planned for Oct. 26, but instead of a doleful bon voyage to fatted duck liver, the multi-course extravaganza will be a joyous celebration of foie’s permanence.
Running from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the dinner will begin with a reception at which a selection of canapes featuring foie gras, truffle, duck, and/or oysters will be served, complemented by Gruet Rosé Brut. A seated four-course foie gras-laden laden dinner will follow, opening with a foie pâté, graced by a tuna carpaccio and persimmon. Foie gras and truffle agnolotti in a sweet and sour duck consommé will follow, setting the stage for the main event: an F1-grade Wagyu foie gras Rossini. Assorted desserts will close out the dinner, along with a Graham’s 10-Year Tawny Port. Wines will be paired with each of the courses.
Tickets, which are priced at $250 per person, may be purchased here.
David Burke Tavern, 135 E. 62nd Street, 212-988-9021