A foie gras fest at Wilshire restaurant

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As the future of foie gras hangs in the balance, here comes another all-out-foie dinner in opposition to the pending ban on the production and sale of fattened duck liver in California. On June 3, Wilshire restaurant‘s Foie Festival takes place on its patio with chef Nyesha Arrington and guest chefs Ray Garcia of Fig, Kris Morningstar of Rays & Stark Bar, Vartan Abgaryan of Public Kitchen & Bar, Micah Wexler of Mezze and Jordan Kahn of Red Medicine. Ticket are $110, with part of the proceeds benefiting C.H.E.F.S., the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards, which opposes the coming ban on the production and sale of foie gras in California.

The chefs encourage supporters to sign the C.H.E.F.S. online petition at

6:30 p.m. cocktails with limited open gin bar sponsored by No. 3 London Gin; 7:30 p.m. seated dinner. Tickets are available by phone or email to Wilshire general manager Nick Fielding:

2454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 586-1707,



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