Tell Ensemble Restaurant: Stop Serving Foie Gras Sundaes
  • Petitioned Kevin Van Hullebush

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General Manager, Ensemble Restaurant
Kevin Van Hullebush
Executive Chef, Ensemble Restaurant
Dale MacKay

Tell Ensemble Restaurant: Stop Serving Foie Gras Sundaes

    1. Annie Hartnett
    2. Petition by

      Annie Hartnett

      MA

Top Chef Canada contestant Dale Mackay recently opened up his own restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. Unfortunately, Mackay has chosen to include a foie gras sundae on the dinner menu. 

The sundae is made with apricots, thyme, and brioche and costs $13.50. But what isn't listed on the menu is the extensive cruelty that birds endured for the dish: foie gras is made by force-feeding ducks and geese through a metal feeding tube in order to create a fatty, diseased liver. This process sometimes results in holes in a bird's sensitive neck, and the bird's engorged liver often becomes diseased. The birds are kept in filthy, crammed conditions while they wait to be force-fed.

Ensemble's menu offers several vegetarian choices and the restaurant claims to be interested in sustainable food. There's no reason why Dale Mackay's restaurant should serve foie gras. 

Photo Credit: smoorenburg

 

 

 

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. <i>Top Chef Canada</i> Contestant Serves Up Foie Gras at New Restaurant

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Top Chef Canada’s first episode scored the highest ratings ever for a Canadian premiere, but the show is on thin ice with animal lovers. The first season of the Canadian cooking show has already dished up horse meat, seal flipper, and several foie...

    3. Annie Hartnett
      Petition Organizer

      The foie gras sundae has been removed from the menu at Ensemble, but perhaps only temporarily. Other foie gras options remain available at the restaurant, so please continue to sign the petition to ask Dale Mackay to stop serving foie gras in any form!

    4. Reached 250 signatures

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    • chelsea catalan LAKE FOREST, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      please stop serving foie gras in your resturaunts. ask yourself if the taste is really worth the abuse of innocent birds? the people your serving it to probably have no idea how its made and really how cruel the process is. but you know and you continue to serve it... you can save the death of innocence if you just stop buying and selling it. please dont take this lightly because if you just make a small adjustment to your menu you could make a huge difference on lives. thank you for your time. :)

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    • Carol Murphy BOISE, ID
      • over 3 years ago

      I didn't know that in order to eat, we had to make animals needlessly suffer.

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    • MARIA SONIA ESTRADA-SOLERO TORRELAVEGA, SPAIN
      • over 3 years ago

      CONVIERTANSE EN VEGETARIANOS , POR FAVOR .

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    • H Hollon ORL, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Do these people understand the horrific torture that these animals go through to get Foie Gras??? I will not eat this or eat at a restaurant that offers this on their menu and if all animal lovers boycott these restaurants I bet it would be taken off the menu. Lets try a boycott and see what happens.

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    • Sue Vogt DANDENONG NORTH, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Absolutely disgusting practice and should be banned, I am sickened at the degree of cruelty humans go to just to line their pockets. Karma comes back and bites remember, hopefully sooner than later.

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