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Giada’s New Brunch Option Brings Table-side Presentations and Cookbooks

Plus foie gras production may come to an end

Chocolate budino with amaretto whipped cream
Chocolate budino with amaretto whipped cream at Giada
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THE CROMWELL — Giada De Laurentiis now has a new brunch option that includes a tasting menu dubbed the Book Club with interactive, table-side presentations of dishes, inspired by her cookbooks. The $55 tasting menu at Giada includes a salad, entree, and dessert, all taken from recipes in her cookbooks. Diners can purchase a cookbook for 20 percent off when they buy the tasting menu, and also receive free self-parking. The brunch is served Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. [EaterWire]

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — Chef Katsuji Tanabe of Top Chef fame plans to open a live-fire restaurant later this year in Raleigh’s City Market. He revamped the menu at Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Place. [The News & Observer]

MEXICO — Las Vegas-based Hakkasan Group plans to partner with Dinar in Mexico to open 10 new restaurants between 2020 and 2026 in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. Ling Ling with Cantonese dining opens in Mexico City in late 2020. [EaterWire]

NEW YORK — A proposed New York City foie gras ban could put an end to foie gras production in the United States. The bill would amend New York City’s administrative code to bar the sale of cuisine, such as foie gras, produced by “force-feeding birds,” a process known as gavage. Violators could face a fine of up to $1,000 and a year’s imprisonment. [Eater]

EASTSIDE — A new Checkers opens on Oct. 22 at 4175 E. Desert Inn Road. Wahid Karas opens the location. He currently owns and operates seven Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and seven Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in Las Vegas, along with The Broken Yolk Cafe at Town Square. [EaterWire]

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