Crunchy Almond-Crusted Duck Breasts with Chanterelle Salad
The honey wine sauce can be refrigerated overnight.
Honey wine, also called mead, is available at most liquor stores. Duck-and-veal demi-glace and veal demi-glace are available at specialty food shops and from D'Artagnan (800-327-8246 or dartagnan.com).
Boiled baby turnips or radishes sautéed in butter.
Pinot Noirs from California's Russian River Valley typically have a sweet silkiness that complements the flavors of both the crust and the meat in this sweet, gamey duck recipe.