This beautifully basic omelet is the sleeper hit of chef Michael Tusk’s French-inflected bar à vin menu at Verjus in San Francisco. An homage to his love of dairy, spreadable garlic-herb cheese melts richly into the creamy center of the tender eggs. While it makes for a delicious and satisfying breakfast, this omelet is best with some crusty baguette, a crisp salad, and a glass of Chardonnay.
Michael Tusk cooks these potatoes with spring garlic heads, which have not yet formed a papery skin and are very juicy and delicate. If you can find them, add up to 1 cup of thin slices to the potatoes in place of the regular garlic in the recipe. More Delicious, Quick Side Dishes
Chef Michael Tusk bastes this roast with a fragrant garlic-thyme butter for several minutes on the stovetop before roasting it in the oven. Don’t worry if the garlic gets very dark by the time the beef has finished cooking—it will taste delicious. Slideshow: Fabulous Christmas Roasts
Chef Michael Tusk uses porcini in two forms in this velvety soup. He blends dried ones with chestnuts for a deep layer of earthy flavor, and adds sautéed ones at the end as a topping.