Who's Serving Foie Gras? Palio d'Asti, Le Charm, and BayWolf
For a more classic -- aka French -- version of foie, Le Charm, the SoMa bistro, offers a slice of foie gras terrine with apple confit and brioche, for $16. Add another $10, and they'll serve you a glass of Sauternes with the foie gras, a pairing so hallowed Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin mentions serving the two together in his 1825 masterpiece, The Physiology of Taste.
BayWolf is famous for featuring duck -- and duck livers -- on the menu, but owner Michael Wild says he saves foie gras for the holidays. In honor of the upcoming ban, the Oakland restaurant is throwing a series of "Farewell to Foie Gras" dinners. The first one, on Feb. 26, is already sold out -- "the response has been nothing short of incredible," Wild says -- and so he's announced a second dinner on Sunday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. Next month's $85 prix-fixe menu will be slightly different from the coming one, but you can expect dishes such as foie gras ravioli with double-duck consommé and foie-stuffed duck breast with peas, favas, and greens.