Welcome Executive Chef Dan Jacobs!

 

With the impending departure of two of the most valued members of our team, Chefs Lisa Kirkpatrick and Paul Zerkel, who are starting the fantastic and insane journey of opening a restaurant of their own in just a few months (Goodkind, check it out!), we were looking for someone to join Chef Ross in driving the creative process here at the Duck.  

We met Dan in early 2011, when he and his wife, artist Kate Riley, moved to Milwaukee, and Dan began working as Sous Chef and then Executive Chef at Roots. When Roots closed in September of 2012, Dan was instrumental in the opening of Wolf Peach, which occupies the same space. During his time as Executive Chef, Wolf Peach was named OnMilwaukee’s “Best New Restaurant” and the Journal Sentinel’s and “Top 5 Restaurant” of 2013.

Before that, Dan spent time in some amazing kitchens in Chicago, begininning with the acclaimed Carlos’ in Highland Park.   After spending two years at Carlos’, he worked as Saucier at Tru and North Pond, gained experience as a Roundsman at Aubriot, and spent mornings at Naha as a pastry assistant.  Dan then re-joined his mentor, Shawn McClain, and began his tenure at Spring, quickly moving through the ranks, and eventually opening Green Zebra as Sous Chef.  He worked alongside Jacky Pluton at his 4 star restaurants, opening Narra; and then moved on to work with a new mentor, Michael Altenberg, at Bistro Campagne as Chef de Cuisine.  At Bistro he began working with local farmers, forming a lifelong commitment to support local agriculture.

He now brings his experience to Odd Duck, joining our team of talented individuals.  Dan is a close friend of ours whose ideals and abilities jive with our “Duck-vision,” and we are incredibly excited to see where this partnership and collaboration will lead – and you should be, too!

To the next leg of the journey! 

Ross & Melissa

Proprieters & Partners in Crime

Odd Duck

 


HALLOWEEN VOODOO FEAST!

6:30pm

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Back due to popular demand!

Join us on Thursday, October 31st for a Halloween Party like WHOA.  7 courses of Haitian inspired cuisine with paired beverages!

$75/person, Reservations Required

6:30pm Cocktails/Check In

7pm Dinner

Costumes strongly encouraged.

Seating is limited to 55 people.  This sells out incredibly fast – call 414-763-5881 TODAY for your reservations.

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Subject to change based on availability.

Spiced Pumpkin Joumou Soup, Lime Zest & Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Green Onion, Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Ackee & Saltfish Terrine, Plantain Papita, Blood Sorrel Salad

Handmade Pork Sausage, Conch in Creole Sauce, Butter Cheese Roll

Whole Seared Snapper, Laughing Bird Shrimp, Diri ak Djon Djon (Haitian Mushroom Rice), Spicy Pickles, Lime

Spiny Lobster Callaloo, Coconut Braised Greens, Okra, Lobster Fritter, Poached Lobster

Braised Goat Leg Tasso, Bone Marrow, Parsley Salad

Baba Au Rhum Cake, Nutmeg, Breadfruit, Cashew Candy


Zombie Apocalypse Pub Crawl!

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Join us on Saturday, September 28th for a Zombie Takeover in Bay View!  2pm to 6pm, visit us, Boone & Crockett, Café Lulu, Tonic Tavern, Hamburger Mary’s, Backyard & Studio Lounge in your finest undead outfit!  Tickets include a souvenir T Shirt & Beer mug - available in advance at:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/438583


Food For Thought Dinner April 22!

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Join us for a 6 course paired food & wine dinner on Monday, April 22nd!

Each of the following chefs will be preparing a course:

Thi Cao – Buckley’s

Paul Zerkel – Odd Duck

Nell Benton – The National

Lisa Kirkpatrick – Hinterland

Gil Petrovic – Hi Hat

Justin Aprahaniam – Sanford

The theme of this dinner is “Finger Food,” and all proceeds will go to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee!

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5853699573# or by calling the restaurant at 414-763-5881!


Holiday Hours!

Hey all!  Thanks so much for an awesome 7 months!  People have been asking about our holiday hours – we cannot even believe that season is already upon us!  But here is the info, so you can plan!

CLOSED Thursday, November 22nd.  Normal business hours on the 21st and 23rd.

CLOSED Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th.  Normal business hours resume on Wednesday, December 26th.

Hope to see your smiling face this holiday season!

 


HALLOWEEN FEAST!

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Join us on October 31st as we feast Transylvania-style!

9 Courses

Paired Beverages

6:30pm Cocktails

7pm Dinner Seating

$75/person

Call 414-763-5881 TODAY for Reservations – Very Limited Seating Available!

***UPDATE!  THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!***

The brandy is infusing, and we are dreaming of apricots, plums, paprika and more!  Don’t miss this event!

 

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Veal Brain Mousse

Roasted Onion, Burnt Onion

 

Ciorbă de Perisoare

Lamb & Pork Meatball, Smoked Paprika Broth

 

Trout en Croute

Mustard Cream, Preserved Lemon

 

Suckling Pig Soup Dumpling

Stewed Pepper, Apple

 

Seared Duck Sashimi

Brandied Cherries, Whipped Butter

 

Roasted Whole Pig Head

Stuffed Vegetables, Fall Fruits, House Pickles

 

Rakott Káposzta

Baked House Sauerkraut, House Bacon, House Sausage, Sour Cream

 

Braised Chicken Paprikás

Mămăliga Polenta, Paprika, Feta, Sour Cream

 

Poppyseed Soufflé

Brandied Plum Sauce


October Art: Amber Stiefvater

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Stop in during the month of October & check out our Gallery Night Featured Artist – Miss Amber Stiefvater!


Odd Duck Closed on Labor Day!

We will be closed on Labor Day – Monday, September 2nd.  Enjoy the holiday!


Bay View Gallery Night!

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Enjoy a night of art in Bay Viewon September 28th, 2012!  Stop on into Odd Duck to enjoy dinner and paintings by Amber Stiefvater.


Happy Hour!

Join us Odd Ducks for HAPPY HOUR!  Monday – Friday 3pm to 6pm, featuring $5 martinis, $5 selected glasses of wine, $1 off tap beers and $2 housemade bar snacks!  Hooray!