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Fairfield County - Duck Dinner

TAP Feb 11, 2011 03:41 PM

Are there any places in the Fairfield area, or, willing to travel in other counties close by, that offer an excellent duck dinner>
Let me know.

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    sibeats Feb 11, 2011 04:29 PM

    What exactly is a duck dinner? Just an entree of duck? Or a specific duck recipe?

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    1. re: sibeats
      TAP Feb 12, 2011 04:37 PM

      A duck entrée dinner

      1. re: sibeats
        TAP Feb 12, 2011 04:39 PM

        As I stated in my title, a duck entrée dinner, not a recipe.

        1. re: sibeats
          TAP Feb 12, 2011 04:40 PM

          As a stated in my post, A duck entrée dinner, not a recipe.

          1. re: TAP
            sibeats Feb 12, 2011 05:37 PM

            Very sorry, I wasn't trying to be difficult, just wasn't sure if I was understanding your question or if "duck dinner" referred to something specific that I didn't know about.
            Harvest Supper in New Canaan usually has a very delicious duck breast on their menu, served with sauteed winter greens, some sort of sweet potato puree and candied pecans.
            Schoolhouse at Cannondale also sometimes has a very good Lola Duck Breast on their menu, but they change every week so there is no guarantee it will be there on a given night.
            Napa & Co in Stamford is probably likely to have duck as well, but they also change their menu often.

            Schoolhouse at Cannondale
            34 Cannon Road, Wilton, CT 06897

            Harvest Supper
            15 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

            1. re: sibeats
              TAP Feb 13, 2011 12:41 PM

              NP, I appreciate the information you provided, and, I will give it a try.
              Thanks again,

            2. re: TAP
              HungryInRowayton Feb 14, 2011 05:23 AM

              1020 Post in Darien has a solid dish -- 2 legs confit served w/ brussels sprouts and bacon.

              1. re: HungryInRowayton
                jfood Feb 14, 2011 05:51 AM

                I do not think 1020 can hold a candle or is in the same zipcode as the others on the list.

                Likewise I am very jealous you have been pleased with 1020. I have yet to finish anything presented other than some of their sandwiches. Even when the chef knows he would send out an overly dry piece of salmon he has no qualms. And if you speak with management-ownership their condescending attitude makes you shake your head in amazement.

                On a positive note...the pulled pork and slider appetizers are pretty good on a saturday afternoon.


                1. re: jfood
                  HungryInRowayton Feb 14, 2011 06:03 AM

                  No disagreements re: 99% of the other dishes. Their fried oyster app is very good; coupled with the duck, it makes for a solid -- albeit artery clogging -- meal. My opinion was colored by the fact I had both on my first trip and left happy. That said, I've been several times, and those are they only dishes I've liked. My wife has never liked anything she ordered, but we really wanted to like the place after having great meals at its sibling Ruby's in Rye.

                  1. re: HungryInRowayton
                    jfood Feb 14, 2011 06:20 AM

                    Glad to know there may be a light at the end of the tunnel when I go again.

                    Fried oysters and duck confit are a nice light dinner. :-))

                    BTW - stay away from the caesar, mussels, lobster mac & cheese (although many rave about it) and the short ribs.


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            harrie Feb 12, 2011 05:18 PM

            I'll start the ball rolling with a very basic duck preparation, nothing earth-shattering, and just outside of Fairfield County. This dish is on the menu at Jeffrey's in Milford; it's a nice place, and while I haven't been there extremely recently, I've always had good experiences there.

            Pan crispy maple leaf Duck Breast over orange raisin Grand Marnier sauce served with quinoa and dried cranberries served with Jasmine rice, balsamic glazed carrots, and haricot vert.
            - 28.00


            Places like The Dressing Room in Westport, and the Schoolhouse at Cannondale in Wilton, all have good to stellar reputations and wonderful sounding duck dishes on their menus -- none of which I can personally vouch for.

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            1. re: harrie
              TAP Feb 12, 2011 05:27 PM

              Sounds great, I'll have to give it a try, Thanks for the information.

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              wookiedoodle Feb 13, 2011 05:00 PM

              So this is a bit off the traditional duck path... Kit's Thai Kitchen in Stamford has a few dishes that feature duck.

              Kit's Thai Kitchen
              927 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06905

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