A dozen restaurants located on H Street and Capitol Hill are participating in the Winter Foie Festival January 13th-20, 2016. The event aims to educate diners about foie gras and celebrate the culinary delicacy.
#FoieFest is a friendly competition amongst neighborhood restaurants to see who can take home the Golden Duck trophy for the best foie-centric dish. Diners select the winner by casting their ballots through an online poll. The event also seeks to educate the public about foie gras and celebrate the farmers who engage in responsible practices associated with it's production.
The Foie Festival is the reincarnation of Foie La La, the annual foie gras event established three years ago by Brad Walker, co-owner of Boundary Road. This is the first year that restaurants beyond H Street will participate in the event. Also new this year: support from D'Artagnan, the company that supplies premium Hudson Valley foie gras products to restaurants across the United States.
We'll share the full list of Foie Festival participants and more information about what they're offering soon. One item we're definitely not going to miss the chance to try: Boundary Road's Chai-rubbed foie with smoked pear French toast, pomegranate-poached persimmon, pickled ramps, and duck cracklin'