The Place: 50 Ocean, 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 278-3364 or www.50ocean.com.
The Price: $12
The Skinny: It’s funny that I’d be writing about a dish that’s loaded with duck that came from a restaurant noted for its seafood.
But these empanadas, on a recently revamped menu by chef Tom Op’tHolt, make a hearty starter that complements the shrimp, swordfish and other seafare.
The pastry was crispy, with a slightly sweet corn flavor.
Inside, it was packed with tender bits of duck confit, golden raisins and port shallots, and drizzled with a spicy aji amarillo sauce — a flavor that’s ubiquitous in Peruvian cuisine. It made for a perfect combination of sweet and heat.
— Scott Simmons