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Cuisse de Canard Confit

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jesstifer Feb 2, 2010 10:38 PM

I have a friend who spent a lot of time in Paris and is pining for a nostalgic confit de canard for his upcoming birthday. He's searched around a bit, but in greater LA has only found restaurants that serve it with a fruit sauce (cherries, a l'orange, whatever). He insists that in France the classic leg of duck confit is always served with potatoes and mushrooms.

Does anyone know of a savory duck confit dish in town?

  1. Will Owen Feb 3, 2010 01:59 PM

    Best I've had so far, including my own, is at Saint Amour in Culver City. It's served bistro style there with two legs arranged atop a big pile of frites. No mushrooms in sight. It's a big improvement over the way the chef/owner presented it when he ran Angelique, where it was served on pasta. His confit has improved, too.

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    1. re: Will Owen
      estnyboer Oct 20, 2010 09:38 PM

      this is awesome news. Angelique used to be one of the best lunch spots downtown and now it is pathetic. see you at St. Amour!

      1. re: estnyboer
        Will Owen Oct 21, 2010 12:57 PM

        Re: Angelique - the current owner is the same guy who bought and screwed up Cafe Beaujolais in Eagle Rock, so I don't even want to go find out what he's done to Angelique. Let the dead bury the dead.

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      stevedi Feb 3, 2010 12:52 PM

      There are many french restaurants that serve it - check Zagat's web site for french restaurants. Problem is finding GOOD confit. Check out Comme Ca in WEHO.

      1. orythedog Feb 3, 2010 09:43 AM

        Annisette in Santa Monica

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