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100 Favorite Dishes: Foie Gras From Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy

As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to [email protected]


No. 56: Foie Gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy

South Florida's own Michelle Bernstein knows a thing or two about duck liver. She's mastered its intricacies, able to perform ballerina-like maneuvers of flavor and texture, to dial up contrast or turn it down when needed. The seared foie gras she serves at the Omphoy frequently changes shape -- from an immaculately caramelized disc served over a German pancake lavishing in savory maple syrup to a sultry dish of chocolate mole and dark cherries. In any form, though, the prized piece of offal is itself on display, unctuous and quivering with a crust that would make Maillard proud. A taste of Bernstein's foie gras and you suddenly understand why the foodstuff has evoked so much emotion from both sides of the aisle.    

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado
No. 58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory
No. 59: Fish tacos from Tryst
No. 60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe
Favorite Dishes No. 61 through No. 80
Favorite Dishes No. 81 through No. 100

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