By MONICA MORALES
6:10 PM PDT, July 19, 2011
BEDORD STUYVESANT, NY (PIX11)
A new Brooklyn restaurant is creating quite a stir with one particular dish on its menu.
'Do or Dine' on Bedford Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, is offering donuts stuffed with foie gras -- a very controversial French delicacy made from the fatty liver of a duck.
"It looks like a donut, but it tastes like heaven," promises co-owner and creator, Justin Warner.
To its detractors, however, heaven is not the right word. Foie gras is now banned in several states because of animal cruelty concerns the ducks are often caged and forced-fed so that the fat builds up on the liver.
For eleven bucks, people without qualms can order a donut filled with the controversial liver pâté. Warner says he averages 30 orders a week.
In French cuisine, Foie Gras, is considered a well-known delicacy in upscale restaurants.
In Brooklyn, a petition has already started on-line called, "Do or Dine Restaurant: Stop Serving Foie Gras Donuts" with over 600 signatures collected already.
Comments like," Birds should not die for donuts," can be found in the comments. A counter-petition has also started with less than ten signatures.
"We are just a small restaurant trying to stay alive and give good food to our neighborhood," said Warner, serving up another donut for another happy customer.
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