Anti-Foie Gras Activists to Picket Brasserie Pascal Tonight

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The man above is Orange County's master of French food, Pascal Olhats (and the man who shot the photo is Jonathan Ho). Foie gras is a staple of French cuisine, and his Valentine's Day menu for Brasserie Pascal advertised a foie gras terrine and a Cornish game hen with a foie gras demi-glaze sauce. Hence, the headline. Details after the jump! A group called the Animal Protection & Rescue League issued a press release this morning saying they're planning to protest the high-class eatery because Olhats gets his foie gras from farms that cruelly treat ducks. But that's not all.

"We have been regularly attempting to contact chef Pascal Olhats about the force-feeding cruelty involved in foie gras production since last November, with no response," Executive Director Bryan Pease says in the APRL press release. "As he now has two foie gras dishes on his Valentine's Day menu, we have no choice but to inform his customers of the animal torture we have documented inside the foie gras farm he uses."

The APRL claims in the press release they have convinced Hamamori to stop using foie gras on its menu. We'll see about that. . . . In the meanwhile, nothing like pictures of beat-up animals with which to sway your honey over a good Cabernet!

Location Info

Brasserie Pascal - CLOSED

327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA

Category: Restaurant

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Waltersmom
Waltersmom

neanderthal sight-but what do you expect-all men posting-must kill-must destroy......,.

God was a Chef
God was a Chef

It will be cruel to stop eating Foie Gras, the best come from N.Y, cage free certified. Try it.

The Late Ixo
The Late Ixo

After watching large customers chow down on huge plates of Beachwood BBQ the other day, you can't tell me that force-fed ducks and geese aren't in Seventh Heaven. I do wonder how much those Q boys could eat with an ax-wielding French farmwife rubbing their necks, stomachs, ...?

I'm also thinking about the Fanatical Food Policemen, most of whom will eventually become realtors, Denny's franchisees, etc. Their cling-to-the-past war stories ("Then this woman in her late thirties actually shot the finger at me from inside the first restaurant I mentioned earlier, or was it the second?") are really going to be boring.

Goodgirlxap
Goodgirlxap

just got back from pascals...i wasn’t planning on ordering foie gras tonight but after much "protest' i had to see what the fuss was all about...and trust me when i say it was DELICIOUS! when u start picking up a cause worthy plight like...say um' human rights then i might actually give a damn...happy vday!

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog

I wasn't even thinking of Foie Gras today. But now I am and will go to this place tonight to order it. Thank you protesters for bringing Foie Gras to the forefront of my mind

BuggleB
BuggleB

...and feeding corn to cows (instead of grass, which they're supposed to eat) isn't cruelty? Are they doing anything about that?

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

I'll have a glass of Sauternes with my engorged duck liver and animal-cruelty pictures, thanks.

They know they're going to be in Newport Beach, right? It wouldn't shock me to find out that Olhats—one of the few people in this county who wouldn't torture foie gras into something it's not meant to be—sells out of it tonight.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

None of this really made any sense, but it was pretty funny!

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