What they do behind closed doors in California, we do brazenly, out in the open, in Maine. In broad candlelight.
By Colin W. Sargent
You’ve heard the hype in one version or another: Portland is second only to San Francisco as America’s Foodiest
City. For decades, we’ve heard about the West Coast’s innovations, its smug estate wineries, its smarmy valet parking, its nouvelle-fusion-comfort cuisine.
Don’t even think of measuring up, Clam Diggers, the message seems to be. You Yankees should know your place.
Now that foie gras has been banned in California, the tables seem to have turned. As this issue hits the newsstands, the ban that shook the gourmet world is 45 days and counting. And Maine’s premier restaurants are feeling the lift as fans flock to taste the forbidden.