I am midway through working an ancho chile sauce which is alleged to be the prep used at El Camino for its exquisite mussel dish. Smells authentic so far...
So that begs the question: Do you have a certain prep you treasure from a local resto, that is Goldilocks "Just Right"?
On my secret list, I think I have Duke's' clam chowder, Canlis' coddled egg salad dressing, and Lofurno's gorgonzola dressing recipes.
What's on your list? Bonus points for the keys to Le Pichet's duck pate...
And, what's on your WANT list, the prep you just can't re/deconstruct?