Foie Gras Headed Back to Chicago Menus
Chef Didier Durand wasn't going to waste any time. At a 4 p.m. press conference, he announced plans to put foie gras on the menu immediately at Cyrano's Bistroâ€”just hours after the city council repealed the ban.
DURAND: As soon as possible. As soon as possible, tonight, yes.
But by dinner timeâ€”he'd backed offâ€”a little. The repeal isn't automaticâ€”so he is going to wait for it to go into effect before he charges for foie gras outright. Durand's been getting around the law by giving it away as a free garnish with an expensive salad.
He says the repeal decision marks a great day for Chicago.
DURAND: It's unbelievable, all the restaurants are so excited. Personally I want to thank City Council.
49th ward Alderman Joe Moore, who championed the ban, says the repeal is a set back for animal rights.