Best Duck I've Ever Had
So normally I'm not a huge duck fan but the duck served at Akbar for Wine Dinners is OUT OF THIS WORLD (I don't think it's on their regular menu). There is a wine tasting dinner at Akbar in Hermosa Beach on Wednesday night if you want to check it out. Go to their website: http://akbarcuisineofindia.com for details. Honestly it will be worth it.
The best duck (a l'orange) I've ever had was at a restaurant, long since shuttered, call Gourmenauts. It was in Ocean Park. I've had duck a l'orange since, even in Paris--nowhere as good. The skin was amazingly crisp and the sauce was not overly sweet.
The second best was a charcoal broiled duck breast with raspberry sauce. I think it was on Lake in Pasadena???