Two More Restaurants Urged to Axe Foie Gras

By Claire Miller

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Police in Cheshire advise two restaurants to take foie gras off their menus following threats from animal rights activists. The advice follows a similar move by Midsummer House in Cambridge after it was vandalised last week.

TWO more restaurants have been urged by police to take foie gras off the menu following threats by animal rights protesters.

Two restaurants in Cheshire have sought police advice after receiving threats from protesters that they will damage their property in much the same way as Midsummer House, in Cambridge, was attacked last weekend​. 

The Belle Epoch in Knutsford and The Duke of Portland in Lach Dennis are being advised by police to take the product off menus.

The warning is the second the restaurants have received in the last six months, after undercover detective work revealed the threats from activists.

Midsummer House in Cambridge was forced to take the controversial liver off the menu​ after attacks temporarily closed the two-Michelin starred restaurant.

Matthew Mooney, owner of both the targeted Cheshire restaurants, is refusing to submit to demands, saying: “I don’t understand why we have been singled out.

"We use foie gras as a secondary ingredient in Chicken & Liver Foie Parfait on our menu of over 30 dishes.

“All the rest of the menu is researched and put together using only locally sourced produce including RSPCA freedom friendly beef.

"From an ethical standpoint, regionally there is no one better than us. I refuse to give in to violent activists; Foie gras is a delicacy that our customers enjoy."

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