Californians are just a couple weeks away from never being able to order foie gras, the equal parts delicious and cruel goose liver dish that has animal rights activists picketing outside restaurants. I don’t know how much foie gras the average Californian usually eats, but according ABC there’s been a “foie gras frenzy” as people try to stuff their faces with it before July 1.
In the spirit of keeping alive some healthy ill will between the East and West Kingdoms, we compiled seven pretty delicious-looking foie gras desserts that that Californians soon won’t be allowed to buy, but that New Yorkers can legally eat whenever they have an extra $25 and a hankering for sweet fatty duck liver.
Foie Gras Créme Brúlée:
Hong Kong restaurant La Marmite created this dish, a savory créme brúlée with foie gras and sourdough toast.
Chocolate Foie Gras Macarons:
French cookie-man Pierre Hermé created this dessert, which several blogs described by saying “I love chocolate, and I love foie gras, but not together.” Too bad, because that’s a handsome cookie.
Foie Gras Donut:
This foie gras donut looks a little like it’s barfing, which doesn’t bode well. Whatever—it’s still a donut.
Foie Gras Donut, take two:
This much more tasty-looking foie gras donut comes with range-vanilla torchon, apricot-sauternes jelly. Sadly, it’s from a Santa Barbara restaurant called Julienne.
Foie Gras French Toast:
Foie Gras French Toast sounds like an insane breakfast dish, but this one’s served for dessert at Sage in Columbus, Ohio. It’s ginger french toast beneath seared foie gras with spoons of blackberry jam and caramel sauce, and of course, toasted marshmallows on top. (Columbus Crave)
Foie Gras Cheesecake:
Also ridiculous-looking, Foie Gras cheesecake is from Haven Gastropub in Pasadena.