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Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

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Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

read online somewhere that they are doing away with the foie for all tasting menu... anyone know when they are going to totally eliminate serving that?

I wanted to make reservations for wife's birthday July 21st weekend but didnt know if that menu would still be available.

anyone know?

thanks

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1. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

Call them directly as they would know better than anyone,

Phone # is 310-395-0881

Dublin, California
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2. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

As of July 1, serving foie gras will be illegal in California.

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3. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

It isn't just Melisse, it's the entire state of California. And it will be gone in a month.

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi…

Edited: 28 May 2012, 06:58
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4. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

There are some restaurants threatening to defy the ban. Should be interesting to see the foie gras police kicking in doors and screaming, "drop the duck!".

I would seriously go before they drop it, celebrate her birthday in June.

Other than that head to Le Cirque in Las Vegas for her birthday.

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5. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

Sadly, the foie gras nazis have driven a couple of fine restaurants in Oregon out of business with picketing, lots of no-show reservations, and other harassment. We still have a few chefs that refuse to be intimidated and offer the decadent treat, so I try to support them whenever possible.

So glad we moved from California 36 years ago!

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6. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

I know it's popular to use the term na*i, but it is quite offensive to those of us who actually lost family in WW2. In this instance, hyperbole is not acceptable!

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7. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

My apologies.

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8. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

oh no, this is so disappointing! Booked our trip to LA 6 months ago and one of the things we have been looking forward to MOST has been the idea of a foie gras multi-course set menu at Melisse! :(

Any tips on how to get wind of underground foie supper clubs?!!

We'll also be in Vegas for 9 days after LA - do any of you have any recommendations for restaurants there that serve foie gras (sauteed, not the pate version)?

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9. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

Don't know yet. We are in the midst of a nanny state where people are telling us what we can do, and what we cannot do. they have outlawed soups, foie gras, and even the ability to take your groceries home in a grocery furnished bag. So, just be aware of this when here.....We are still in the midst of several of these changes.

In Las Vegas, I would probably go to a place like Belagio for Foie Gras. Le Cirque does a good job of it.

http://www.lecirque.com/dr-dinner.php

There are others.....

The group who has banned foie gras is planning to try for a national ban of foie gras

lasvegassun.com/news/…

so be sure to get your fill while in Las Vegas...

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10. Re: Melisse Restaurant -- when does foie gras menu disappear?

We have outlawed soups? Oh no! Will Campbell go out of business?