We’re very excited about this next few weeks at Bistro 185, because we’re going to do something a little different. Chef Ruth is going to step back a bit and let Chef Todd Mueller have an opportunity to create some “Specials of the Week” on his own. And does he have a dandy cooking for you in the kitchen this week! It’s a Smoked Duck Ragoût — a rich stew of smoked duck in a broth flavored with carrots, celery, leeks, spinach, orange, sage, thyme and soy sauce. The ragoût is served over wide-ribbon pappardelle pasta and topped with a dollop of sour cream, cracklings (crispy duck skin pieces) and lardons (crispy bacon pieces). It will be available all week, so don’t miss out — be sure to stop in and taste the products of Chef Todd’s creativity. You’ll be glad you did!