Reno, NV (PRWEB) November 16, 2012
Mirepoix USA (enjoyfoiegras.com), a leading online purveyor of specialty gourmet foods and traditional French foods, has organized a six course Foie Gras Tasting and Sales event in Reno, Nevada, where the company is now based. Mirepoix USA moved its operations to Reno, Nevada in response to California State Senate Bill No. 1520 (SB 1520), the “foie gras ban”. The law, which went into effect on July 1, 2012, prohibits force-feeding birds and prohibits the sale of any product “if it is the result of force-feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird’s liver beyond normal size”.
Californians are invited to spend the weekend in beautiful Reno, Nevada, attend Mirepoix USA’s six course Foie Gras Tasting, and buy foie gras at the event. According to Laurel Pine, Mirepoix USA founder, is legal to buy foie gras in the state of Nevada and transport the product back to California.
Six foie gras courses will be served at the holiday event including Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon with Cocoa Nibs and Coffee Glaze on Toasted Brioche, Red Wine Poached Foie Gras Torchon with Pear Shallot Jam, Foie Gras cured with Lavender Sea Salt, Wagyu Beef Sliders with Seared Foie Gras, Duck Bacon, and Spicy Tomato Jam and Foie Gras Ice Cream on Ginger Snaps with Aged Balsamic Vinegar. Premium wines that pair well with foie gras will be served and a no host bar will be open.
Event organizer and Mirepoix USA Founder, Laurel Pine, stated, “The purpose of this Foie Gras Tasting is to offer our California customers as well as local foie gras connoisseurs, an opportunity to buy foie gras for the holiday season, while enjoying a delicious sampling of foie gras appetizers in a stunning setting.” Pine added, “The location for the event, ArrowCreek Golf and Country Club, is an elegant private club with beautiful views of Mount Rose, the surrounding hills, and downtown Reno lights.”
In addition to tasting six foie gras appetizers, those attending this event can leave with a supply of foie gras that can be stored in the freezer for up to two years. Hudson Valley Foie Gras products and Mirepoix USA holiday gift baskets will be available for purchase at the event while supplies last.
Mirepoix USA’s best selling product is Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Flash Frozen Slices. The foie gras is portioned into sixteen 2-ounce slices, and each slice is individually shrink wrapped, allowing consumers to remove pieces from the freezer and use on an as-needed basis. The flash frozen slices come in a re-sealable freezer bag. The cost for a 2 lb bag of sixteen slices will be $125 at the event.
Tickets to the Foie Gras Tasting are available for purchase on the Mirepoix USA website at http://www.enjoyfoiegras.com. Admission is $75 per person. Join Mirepoix USA at ArrowCreek Golf and County Club in Reno, Nevada, on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 4 – 7 pm. For additional information, contact Laurel Pine at 866-992-9559.
Mirepoix USA began marketing foie gras and other traditional French foods in 2004, and currently offers over 40 foie gras selections. In recent years the online retailer has expanded product offerings to include truffles, caviar, Wagyu and US Kobe beef, French cheeses, and a wide selection of gourmet gift baskets and gourmet food.