Tonight, Melisse will take part in the “Northern California vs. Southern California Foie Battle,” a six-course, $200 per person foie gras dinner that supports the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards and its efforts to repeal the upcoming statewide ban on the delicacy. But this will be a two-front war, as the restaurant also will have to contend with a protest led by the Animal Protection and Rescue League. According to the Santa Monica Mirror, the League will be outside Melisse to essentially protest the restaurant's protest of the ban, a scene, we're guessing, that will be played and replayed until the ban takes effect on July 1. Protesters will be at the restaurant by 7:30 p.m.

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