Blue Duck Tavern’s Director of Culinary and Food & Beverage Operations Jean-Claude Plihon announced the introduction of a four-course, prix fixe tasting menu, available exclusively during dinner service. Available nightly to socially distanced diners in the main dining room, or the outdoor terrace, Blue Duck Tavern’s new tasting menu changes frequently according to the seasons. It is priced at $110 per person, or $175 with a wine pairing, excluding tax and gratuity (everyone at the table must participate).
The current menu begins with an amuse bouche of Crudo with shallot, radish, citrus and wild rice complimented by Roasted Scallops with fava beans, corn and chanterelles. Next up, guests will savor the Pan-Seared Halibut with carrots and green tomatoes followed by the Roasted Smoked Duck Breast with fennel, peaches, daikon and watercress. To complete the meal on a sweet note, diners will enjoy a Stout Espresso Pot de Crème with smoked sea salt caramel, malted milk ice cream, aerated dark chocolate and barley malt meringue.
“This is the first time in Blue Duck Tavern’s 14-year history that we’ve offered a tasting menu to our guests,” says Jean-Claude Plihon, director of culinary and food & beverage operations at Blue Duck Tavern. “The menu was designed as an alternative to the sharable menu that made us well known. With COVID-19 restrictions, our goal was to implement a safer dining experience for our guests while still allowing them the opportunity to enjoy a variety of dishes from our seasonal bounty.”