We were cooking a birthday dinner and sought to bring what was on our mind to the plate. The dish was steamed cod with smoked peanut pumpkin puree and garlicky spinach. The goal was delicious and straightforward. What was missing was the sauce.
We are captivated by table-side sauce, not for fanfare, rather for the application of seasoning at the last possible moment so that the aesthetic both on the palate and with the eyes is not compromised. The dish ate wonderfully as it was, however, we believe a refined sauce with a distinct voice would elevate the dish from straightforward to unforgettable.