In his latest segment for Munchies, Queen’s rapper Action Bronson teams up with legendary New York chef and general badass Daniel Boulud. Bam Bam heads to Boulud’s flagship restaurant on the Upper East Side, Daniel, to experience the classic French dish canard à la presse (or pressed duck) while wearing a Knick’s snapback.
The dish takes five days to make, from start to finish, and the first step is singeing the feathers off the duck with a blow torch. The bird is subsequently given a booze bath consisting of Cognac, red wine, and Port, then roasted. Then the real fun begins.
In what can only be described as an over-the-top, Cirque du Soleil-like presentation, the duck is brought to the table, carved, and put in a medieval-looking metal press. All the delectable juice and blood is wrung out of the roasted carcass and organs, and the liquid is mixed with red wine. But in this case, it’s not just any red wine—it’s a 1983 vintage, which happens to be the year Bronson, and coincidentally, Boulud’s wife, were born.
When Bronson tastes the dish, he asks, “Is this real? This is fucking delicious. I’ve never had anything that tasted like this in my life.”
Shout out to Bronsolini for sharing his insane canard à la presse à la Boulud experience with the world, and shout out to Daniel Boulud for saying things like,