Thursday, June 21, 2012

Caviar Tasting and Open House This Friday in Los Angeles

This Friday, June 22nd, Caviar Express will be amongst one of multiple vendors at Epicure Import's Open Warehouse Sale in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley). Drop by for caviar sampling and to explore the expansive warehouse and fine imported delicacies.

Doors will be open to the public on Friday from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. We will be offering samplings of various farmed raised caviars along with discounted pricing between 15%-30% off retail pricing. Additionally, having the chance to meet customers and caviar-enthusiast gives us the opportunity to talk caviar face-to-face while sampling at the same time!

Besides caviar, the open warehouse event allows customers to literally walk into Epicure's massive warehouse and sample/purchase French and other European delicacies at wholesale prices. Lines do form early, so we suggest planning accordingly.

Epicure Imports warehouse is located at 6900 Beck Ave., in North Hollywood, CA 91605. For more information on Epicure, please visit there website here.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Three Weeks Until California's Foie Gras Ban

In just over three weeks time, California's foie gras ban will take effect on July 1, prohibiting the sale of any product derived from the force-feeding of birds to enlarge their livers.

The New York Times has published an article covering the issue and getting responses from multiple parties with interest on how they are dealing with the looming ban. Many restaurants have created foie gras events and parties which feature foie gras as the main dish as they will not be able to serve it come July 1st.

There is plenty of talk of convincing law-makers to repeal the ban or to carve out exceptions to the law, however nothing palpable has yet been introduced to law-makers. Some restaurants have suggested they will circumvent the law by offering foie gras for "free" when you purchase a $20.00 glass of wine. On an obvious ploy to undermine the purpose of the law, this tactic is a gimmick at best and sure to fail under scrutiny.

In the mean time, we too have completely sold out of our stocks of foie gras, and continue to get multiple requests every day from individuals, restaurants, and hotels who are trying to get as much as they can before July 1st.

If you get the chance and have the means, and are a California resident, we do suggest you try foie gras within the coming weeks, as no one really knows when the delicacy will be reintroduced, if it ever will.