Saturday, February 13, 2016

British Chef Succumbs to Vegan Death Threats

Vegan activists threatened a restaurant in the United Kingdom over its Valentine's Day menu.

A chef in the United Kingdom is backing away from including foie gras on a Valentine’s Day menu after receiving death threats from vegan activists.

The chef at Kings Arms at Fleggburgh opted out of serving the decadent dish during Valentine’s Day dinner this weekend after being subjected to “harassment” by activists who threatened to protest the menu, the Guardian reports. Foie gras is traditionally made by force feeding geese until their liver becomes enlarged.

Mark Dixon, an award winning chef, posted the Valentine’s Day menu on Facebook in January. For 50 pounds per person, diners could indulge in a specialty tasting menu that included vodka cured salmon and grilled halibut. Also on the menu, foie gras and chicken liver parfait which drew the ire of activists. Soon after the menu was posted, the restaurant was reportedly bombarded with phone calls, threats, and fake reservations.
I suspect  that fake reservations and annoying phone call were more persuasive than the death threats. How seriously can you take a death threat from a vegan?

When asked what he wanted for dinner, my father, ever helpful, used to replay "pate de foie gras", knowing full well it wasn't in the card. I should get some.

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