In the wake of the federal court’s decision enjoining California’s foie gras ban, many restaurant owners rejoiced, making the delicacy immediately available. But restaurant owners may not want to throw out their creative menu techniques just yet.

Following the court’s decision, the California Attorney General has filed a notice of appeal. The ball is in the Ninth Circuit’s court to issue a briefing schedule, and the notice is a straightforward document providing no insight into the basis for the AG’s appeal, leaving us all guessing when this matter might be addressed, and on what grounds. We will post further updates as the picture becomes more clear.