Several Chattanooga restaurants serve humanely raised and beautifully prepared foie from one of America’s four remaining foie farms. I get a semi every time I think about the deep, rich flavors of the Braised Beef Cheeks with Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Sequatchie Cove Cumberland cheese fries from The Meeting Place. Boccaccia’s Filetto Rossini, is a filet, foie and brandy cream sauce dish that tastes like Jesus brought heaven to you on a plate. Don’t worry what people will think, try it. What happens in the dining room stays in the dining room.
There may come a time when we decide foie is unacceptable and foie prohibition may become the law of the land. If that happens there will be temptation and temptation will breed rebellion. When the thick-doored “duckeasies” spring up, I will be there nursing a foie gras torchon and handing out “If you outlaw foie, only outlaws will eat foie” bumper stickers. Let’s just hope and pray that hellish nightmare never becomes reality.
Mike McJunkin cooks better than you and eats banned food at every opportunity. Visit his Facebook page (Sushi and Biscuits) for updates and recipes.