Evening of St. Martin / Mortensaften 2020
Tuesday the 10th of November is know as Mortensaften in Danish. It marks the fateful evening in which Martin of Tours was betrayed by a flock of geese as he tried to hide in order not to be ordained bishop back in the year 371. Martin ended up becoming a bishop due to the betrayal, but he would since get his revenge on the geese. He commanded that every year on November 10, goose should be eaten in all households.
Goose has since become duck, and in several countries incl. In Denmark we still enjoy eating duck (or goose) on the 10th of November. We also call Martin by the name of Morten, hence the name Mortensaften (Morten's Evening).
At Les Trois Cochons we have made a nice traditional menu for the occasion which consists of the following:
Salmon rillette with fries salad
Fried duck breast & confit duck leg with white & browned potatoes, kale salad & apples with currant jelly
White chocolate cake with caramelized plums & vanilla ice cream
Our wine card is filled with French red and white wines to accompany the duck, perfect for a cosy evening with friends and family.