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Contributed by: Yann Guigne' - Owner/Chef, L'Adour Restaurant Fran
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Chefs Kevin Gentile (Gentile's) and Yann Guigne (L'Adour) will be creating dishes from local farms [...]
The Central New York Business Journal
"We need one or two weeks to see exactly what the numbers were, but we did have a lot of people," says Yann Guigne, head chef and co-owner of L'Adour. Guigne
admits that he
spent more on food, wait-staff, and side-work due to the increase in diners.
"So with a $20 menu I don't know the exact increase in revenues, but we don't do this for the money, we do it to bring people downtown and show them what the restaurant has to offer," Guigne
Despite the uncertainty, Guigne
feels the week was a success for L'Adour
Stop Force Feeding - Ban Foie Gras
Yann Guigne, chef and owner of L'Adour Restaurant Francais in downtown Syracuse, and other champions of the delicacy, say "le gavage" is not torture.
They say animal rights activists imagine what it would be like for a human to be force fed, but that a duck's anatomy is different.
Ducks swallow their food whole and naturally gorge themselves before migrating, they say.
says foie gras is an important part of his
"We are here to give a piece of our tradition," he
"We know the Canadian people are going to keep doing it," said Guigne
, a native Frenchman, said he
cannot fathom a ban on foie gras in his
"You know what it would be to tell an American that they can't have Coke anymore," he
And Yann Guigne, owner-chef of L'Adour, is preparing a soup from the files of master chef Paul Bocuse which consists of truffles and foie gras under a mound of puff pastry.
"I like the things that Yohanna does here," says Guigne