In Defense of Chef Chris Cosentino's Foie Gras


Incanto’s corzetti dish. Photograph by Zach Brooks

Eat Me Daily reports that chef Chris Cosentino of San Francisco's Incanto recently received a video and letter from anti-foie gras protesters, urging him to stop his signature culinary move: animal organs.

In response, the restaurant put together a 3,000-word piece called Shock & Foie, which defends foie gras, one of the few debates in the food word that is so "controversial, emotional, and fraught with moral peril."

Serious Eater Zach Brooks was just in the Bay Area and dined at Incanto: "As somebody who ate there last week, I can honestly say (putting all morality aside, of course) it would be a crime against stomachs everywhere if Cosentino were to never make this again: Corzetti with trotters, foie gras, dates, and pangrattato. Oh my god, so good. Easily my favorite dish of the night."