SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Following the death of Anthony Bourdain, local restaurant Cloak & Petal rolled out a special dish on Sunday to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Based on his own past with mental illness, Cloak & Petal co-owner Cesar Vallin said he wanted to do something to help others who may need help.
Vallin collaborated with executive chef Dominic Valenzuela to create a special that reminded them of Bourdain himself: the Smoked Angry Octopus.
The dish, made with Applewood smoked octopus, red miso and puréed black squid ink and served with foie gras stuffed chorizo coroque, aimed to emulate the beloved chef’s known qualities.
Bourdain was tall and thin with a love for seafood; a bold, outspoken personality and a tendency to smoke.
“We try to have a story and a thought behind everything we do,” said Vallin.