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Changing menu & whole crispy fried duck?

Andria Jun 20, 2009 07:58 AM

I am looking for a restaurant with a creative and frequently changing menu... a place where the chef truly challenges himself by experimenting and creating new menu items. I am thinking along the lines of Fuel (Vancouver), where an off-menu item with which the chef was experimenting - their crispy fried whole confit Polderside duck , became a signature dish. Check out the attached photo.

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  1. Andria RE: Andria Jun 30, 2009 08:00 AM


    1. kpzoo RE: Andria Jun 30, 2009 08:45 AM

      What about that place someone mentioned recently that's in someone's house, where the menu changes weekly and they only take about 6 people at a time? It looked intriguing but I guess I forgot to bookmark it and now I can't find it again. Anyone remember the place I mean?

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        carswell RE: kpzoo Jun 30, 2009 09:20 AM


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          kpzoo RE: carswell Jun 30, 2009 09:21 AM

          That's it, thanks! Anyone know how much this meal is? There are no prices here.

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            nanbread RE: kpzoo Jun 30, 2009 03:18 PM

            I've been it's a lot of fun. It's as much about the experience as it is about the food. You sort of forget how great it is to eat at one big table with people who love food and share a meal, it's almost communal. They can have 8 people at one time.
            You need to fill out the reservation form or write them an email to get more info about cost and other details, it's part of the procedure. Check out the video Tourism Montreal shot there:

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              kpzoo RE: nanbread Jun 30, 2009 03:55 PM

              Why won't anyone answer my question about the price? I asked in another thread, too. Has everyone been sworn to secrecy not to reveal what they paid? ;-)

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                nanbread RE: kpzoo Jun 30, 2009 04:57 PM

                It's not called a secret dining club for nothing!

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                  blondee_47 RE: nanbread Jun 30, 2009 05:15 PM

                  i imagine it is cash only but how does one deal with the tip or gratuity to say thank you? I have never been to one of these but i am thinking bout it

      2. Andria RE: Andria Jun 30, 2009 06:20 PM

        Hidden Market sounds fascinating. Has anyone ever been?

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          nanbread RE: Andria Jul 10, 2009 03:21 PM

          Here's an interesting post about it

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            jensie RE: nanbread Jul 13, 2009 03:36 PM

            Here's another one: http://vitamindaily.com/blog/%5Buser%...

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