On my usual drive home from work down Gay Street on Friday, I noticed the sounds and picket signs of some protesters outside of Gilmore’s Restaurant. I cranked up the heat and rolled down my window to hear shouts of “Boycott Gilmore’s!” and “Save the Animals… say no to Foie gras!”
It appeared to be a group of animal rights activists who were not happy with the fact that Gilmore’s serves Foie gras and hosts a regular Foie Gras Extravaganza event.
While many fine-food lovers enjoy this dish without batting an eyelash others are being very vocal about about the way it is prepared are taking a stand against it.
Foie gras, French for “fatty liver,” is made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of male ducks and geese. A recent article from WC Dish writer Bob Delgrosso goes into the depths of this process and the debate.
I’d love to hear more about this group. Who are you and what did your signs say?