Lot’s of queries are coming in about Colleen’s Bistro. For those who missed the story while FD was gone, Colleen left the bistro. The owners have changed the name to Le Pigeon, and hired a new chef – Gabriel Rucker, most recently from Gotham Bldg. Tavern – to replace her.
Pascal Sauton, the feisty proprietor of Carafe Bistro, seems to have had a visit from the animal rights people. He was nice enough to answer their comment cards with an open letter:
“Dear Animal Right Activist,
Thank you for stopping by at Carafe last Saturday and for filling out our comment cards. We appreciate that you took the time to express your opinion.
However, you have expressed it to the wrong people… You should have done a little bit of research before wasting your time. You see, we are probably the most stubborn people in this country’s restaurant industry! We love foie gras – it is delicious – and we love the people who produce it. They are passionate, respectful of the animals and very ethical in their way of producing it. We know: we visited the farm.
Just so you know, we will NEVER remove Foie Gras from our menu. We sell about 200 orders of it a month! There are too many people enjoying it who come to our restaurant just for that. The 8 comment cards you filled Saturday are the ONLY one I ever received in 3 years of business compared to hundreds we received to thank us for serving Foie Gras!
And we boil lobsters alive and serve oysters on the half shell too…
You are wasting your time here and you are not welcomed in our restaurant. The more publicity you create about Foie Gras, the more we sell. You do me a favor!
Have a nice summer,
Pascal Sauton and Julie Hunter
200 SW Market St
Portland, OR 97201
“Long Live Foie Gras!”