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August 4, 2014 at 9:49am

Eat This Now: Seared duck breast

Chef Slater's seared duck breast at Maxwell's Restaurant + Lounge / photo courtesy of @chefhudsonslater

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I often visit Maxwell's Restaurant + Lounge to partake in their fabulous happy hour. It's high-class ambiance and fine dining fare for a very reasonable price. Other times, I visit Maxwell's to indulge in date night, craft cocktails and divine dishes crafted by Chef Hudson Slater. Recently I highlighted Chef Slater's @chefhudsonslater Instagram as the most visually appealing of all foodie themed pics in Tacoma in our 2014 Best of Tacoma issue, but these dishes don't just look good, they taste good too!

Upon my most recently visit I nibbled on the seared duck breast ($28). Two words: le sigh. Creamy risotto sets the foundation whispering of fennel flavor throughout with fresh and braised figs scattered on top. The sweet figs, but not too sweet, created a tasty union with the fennel. Perfectly seared, lightly seasoned, tender duck breast takes this dish over the top.

The seared duck breast is fulfilling and light at once - and a glorious sight to boot. I insist you eat this NOW.

As if the seared duck breast isn't reason enough to visit, Maxwell's Restaurant server extraordinaire Kent Bolden was voted top server in our Best of issue; so service standards are sure to shine as well.

MAXWELL'S RESTAURANT + LOUNGE, 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 454 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma, 253.683.4115

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Served, a blog by the Weekly Volcano, is the region’s feedbag of fresh chow daily, local restaurant news, New Beer Column, bar and restaurant openings and closings, breaking culinary news and breaking culinary ground - all brought to the table with a dollop of Internet frivolity on top.

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