Duck Breast with Celery Root & Red Wine Jus

I have been very happy with this dish that I created on June 6. It has been on my tasting menus for the past two months, not every week though.

This is Duck Breast with Celeriac Purée, Charred Cucumbers, Cashew Crumble, Chive Oil, and Red Wine Jus.

Duck Leg Confit with Red Mole

This was a Duck Leg Confit with Red Mole and Fresh Salad in a Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette.

I managed to get my hands on this red mole recipe. It is absolutely amazing – spicy from the ancho peppers and velvety smooth from the chocolate. We should seriously jar this mole up and sell it!

Octopus & Cashew Pesto

I usually don’t put octopus on the tasting menu because it’s difficult to portion without painstakingly weighing each piece and then dividing it. Who gets the thicker end of the tentacle and who gets the thinner tip?

This dish was created for the tasting menu because I needed another seafood entry and a game I like to play with myself called “Chopped – Degu Version”. I ended up with a piece of Crisp Octopus on Cashew Pesto, with Pickled Red Onions and Citrus Microgreens.