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Roast Duck

Joan Winston Aug 11, 2000 08:38 PM

I'm looking for a place that serves roast duck; not duck breat fanned out on the plant. I'm talking a half roast duck with the bones included. Help! Now that I'm thinking about it where can I get a great chicken pot pie? Besides the Broadway Deli in Santa Monica.

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    John Z RE: Joan Winston Aug 12, 2000 01:17 AM

    Try Quanjude Beijing Duck Restaurant at 8450 E. Garvey Ave, Rosemead.
    818 280 9879.
    Bring your friends, order the ten course banquet. Eat everything from the tongue to the feet.

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      Tom Armitage RE: Joan Winston Aug 12, 2000 12:37 PM

      For delicious crispy skinned roast duck, Chinese restaurants and take-out places are your best bet. Try Lucky Deli in downtown Chinatown.

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        Larry RE: Joan Winston Aug 15, 2000 11:57 PM

        Try Warsawa, it is a Polish restaurant in Santa Monica on Lincoln just South of Santa Monica Blvd. It's located in a building that used to be a cottage. You get 1/2 a roast duck with bones etc. It can range from perfect to a bit dried out. Usually it is pretty good and pretty cheap too, I think $10.00. It comes with red cabbage, spatzle, and creamed spinach...I think.

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          Joan Winston RE: Larry Aug 17, 2000 08:13 PM

          I know the roast duck at Warsawa. And you're right about the range from perfect to dried out. I always smuggle in a little jar of orange sauce that I make at home before we leave. The minute the waitress turns her back I pour it on.
          Thanks for the response! I love the peking duck in Chinese restaurants but I'm really looking for the old fashioned European kind.

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            Kit RE: Joan Winston Aug 18, 2000 01:07 AM

            I salivate thinking of the duck l'orange we used to get at the finest restaurants in NYC many, many years ago. Haven't seen it on a menu anywhere in NY, LA, or San Francisco. I took a cooking class taught at UCLA in the late 50's/early 60's and that was one of the dishes that was prepared...yum! I made it once, complete with browning the bones in the oven to make the sauce and served with wild rice. It was fabulous, but it took me 3 days to clean up the oven, kitchen, pots & pans! Perhaps that's why it is no longer served? I still treasure the recipe.

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              Pepper RE: Kit Aug 18, 2000 01:15 PM

              It's not precisely in the L.A. area, but the new restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas--Eiffel, I think-- serves a rather splendid duck a l'orange among its roster of rethought '50s French food.

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          2 chez mike RE: Joan Winston Dec 13, 2000 01:31 PM

          Every Thursday night at Musso Frank "duck a l'orange" is one of the specials. It runs out fast, so get there early and tell the waiter to put one on hold for you.

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