Global Duck

Duckdrake

PHOTO BY JOSEPH HAYES

You’ve probably enjoyed Heberto Segura’s cooking without even knowing it. From its opening in 2008 until 2018, Segura was the executive chef at Raglan Road, the Irish “pub-restaurant” at Disney Springs.

Now he can be found in the parking lot of Digress Wines in College Park, along with his wife, Rona, and their daughter, serving cuisine-spanning dishes from a mobile kitchen like locally made burrata and potato chips, Spanish shrimp on sourdough toast, and chicken schnitzel and cabbage. And, naturally, duck, most recently a delightfully miniature pair of duck pies.

Segura calls D&D “a local eatery focused on global tastes. We cook without borders.” He takes inspiration from other area entrepreneurs who have transitioned from popups to brick and mortar and contemplates a permanent location.

Not that working the trailer is easier than Raglan. “The intensity is the same. Where I used to have a crew, now it’s pretty much us.”

The name of the business reflects the pub meeting place for London’s Gunpowder revolution of 1604 (headed by the now infamous Guy Fawkes). “It’s a story about revolution and freedom,” Segura says, “going about things your own way. Which is what we decided to do.”

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—J.H.

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