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Chef Michael Cimarusti

Indulge in a culinary masterpiece with Chef Michael Cimarusti’s duck with citrus sauce and golden beets. The chef of two Michelin stars restaurant Providence shares his delectable recipe that artfully showcases seasonal ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s rooftop garden.


About Chef Michael Cimarusti

At his award-winning seafood-focused culinary concepts, Executive Chef & Restaurateur Michael Cimarusti, winner of the 2019 James Beard ‘Best Chef: West’ award, combines his knowledge and appreciation of the dynamic nature of seafood with an advocacy for sustainable fishing practices evident in every dish.
Cimarusti’s acclaimed restaurant Providence, a bastion of Los Angeles fine dining for almost two decades, has yielded numerous James Beard Award nominations and two highly coveted Michelin stars for over a decade, and a newly minted Michelin Green Star. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Connie and Ted’s pays homage to Cimarusti’s grandparents and the simple, honest seafood cookery of New England.
“Seafood has inspired me in a personal way from the very start,” Cimarusti says. “It is my duty to staunchly support its conservation and best practices, and it’s my privilege to have the opportunity to showcase it on a nightly basis.”
His path for a storied culinary career was spurred from experience in his youth: fishing with his grandfather and learning of his Italian heritage from his grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s cooking.
Today, Cimarusti, Echiverri, and Co-Owner/General Manager Donato Poto operate two distinctive concepts across Los Angeles: Providence and Connie & Ted’s. Outside of his restaurants, Michael actively supports the Special Olympics and always finds time to go fishing with his two children and wife, Crisi.

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Roasted Beets

1 medium-sized golden beet

Olive oil as needed

Sea salt to taste

1 bunch of thyme

Zest of oranges as needed


Duck Breast

2 pieces of duck breasts

Sea salt to taste

Black pepper to taste


Citrus Sauce

2 oranges

3 mandarins

Sea salt to taste

White soy to taste

Butter as needed



1 bunch of spinach

Olive oil as needed

Sea salt to taste

Whole clove of garlic



Step 1:
Roasting the beets

Preheating oven to 177°C, wash and season the beets, then wrap them in foil with olive oil, thyme, and orange zest.
Roasting for about an hour until tender, allow them to cool, peel, and slice into wedges for serving.


Step 2:
Making the citrus sauce

Juicing the oranges and mandarins, then combine them in a saucepan and simmer until thickened.
Season with sea salt, with soy and butter.
Strain the sauce and keep it warm for serving.


Step 3:
Cooking the duck breast

Seasoning duck breasts with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, scoring them, and placing them in a skillet to render fat, pressing down to expedite.
Spooning fat over breasts as they cook, transferring to the oven for 4 minutes without flipping.
Resting on a rack for 5 minutes before slicing.


Step 4:
Finishing the dish

Brushing beet wedges with citrus sauce and warming in the oven.
Lightly sautéed spinach with olive oil and garlic, seasoning with salt, and setting aside on a paper towel.
Slicing duck breasts and letting them drain on the paper towel, seasoning with salt.


Step 5:
Serving the dish

Placing a slice of the duck breast in the center of each plate and surrounding it with three sections of beet and a couple of leaves of sautéed spinach.
Drizzling the plate with the citrus sauce.


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