Our first pledge...
Keen to do our best for the millions of ducks and geese that suffer incredible cruelty to produce this ethically dubious 'dish', we went on a little tour of Nottingham's restaurants to discuss foie gras and collect as many pledges as possible! Just for a little twist, we went at it business stylee - suited and ready to rock and roll.
Chino Latino, who have previously sold foie gras, were the first on our tour. Five minutes later and we held a pledge to go foie gras free! Although, for Nottingham residents NB the sample menu on the outside does still list foie gras - we have been assured and seen the current menu and foie gras is off the menu.
Other restaurants which currently do not serve foie gras, but have done in the past, include Alea casion and restaurant, World Service and French Living. Unfortunately, nor Alea Casino nor World Service were able or interested in signing such a pledge at this point - we have however been invited to engage in further dialogue. Sadly, French Living were unwilling to comment nor discuss foie gras.
Merchants, regrettably, continue to offer foie gras - they were, however, courteous and willing to meet with our representatives. We sincerely hope that Merchants may, with other restaurants in the city already deciding that foie gras is well and truely off the menu, may yet choose to get involved with our 'foie gras free nottingham' initiative.
To end on a lighter note, as our first evening out in our suits, skirts, and night wear, we were pleasantly amused to receive, amongst other things; an invite into an exclusive bar in the Lace Market and a warm greeting and offer of table and wine list at Merchants. At Alea management radioed security a little confused, 'are they gathered outside all in black?'
A good night out, we will continue to work towards a foie gras free nottingham. If you would like to get involved with forthcoming events please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Peace, Love & Compassion
Nottingham Animal Rights