Mustard mania—beyond the yellow bottle

Mustard, an all-American condiment, is getting a makeover from chefs across the country. No longer are options limited to Dijon, stone ground or the other common varieties; mustard’s tangy flavor is being infused with everything from fruits to fermented cabbage, stretching its use far beyond the basic sandwich topping. From pub fare to high-end dishes, expect to see creative pairings and innovative uses for unique mustards rolling out this season.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Los Angeles
Pastrami Nosh sandwich, with double smoked pastrami, Swiss cheese, kimchi mustard, pickles and a sunny fried egg; $12

Superba Snack Bar
Venice Beach, Calif.
Hamachi, with persimmon mustard, charred scallion oil, sorrel and chili; $15

Departure Restaurant & Lounge
Portland, Ore.
Chicken and Shrimp Springrolls, served with apricot mustard; $7

Mercat a la Planxa
La Peral, a Spanish cow’s milk blue cheese served with apple cider-apricot mustard; $9

The Kirkland Tap & Trotter
Somerville, Mass.
Albacore Tuna Rillettes, served with rye toasts and a trio of mustards, including Beer and Caraway mustard, Ale mustard and Stout mustard; $16


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