Where to Find Canned Duck Confit in NYC?
Bon Jour, Mon Chow Amis!
While on holiday in Paris this summer, it came to my attention that it's possible to buy excellent duck confit in a CAN! Mon Dieu!
Upon returning home to NYC, I began to seek out markets that might carry canned "confit de canard" (as the French call it), only to come up empty handed.
Amazon has it, but only in sizes fit to feed a small army -- and at a rather exorbitant cost. Surely there's a market or gourmet shop in NYC that has this exquisite little item sitting on a shelf somewhere.. right??
To those who might think to recommend Truffette (a.k.a. "SOS Chefs") on Avenue B, I regret to say it is closed.. shuttered.. kaput.
And to those who might recommend buying duck confit from Hudson Valley Duck Farm @ one of the local greenmarkets, I already do (on occasion). I'd like to add a can or two to my pantry for reasons of convenience (plus the excess duck fat the confit comes nestled it -- that's a nice bonus, ay?).
Any ideas? I'm open to traveling to one of the outer boroughs for this, too -- so speak up Brooklynites and Queens peeps!
Thanks in advance!
Not to place myself of a Chef of a certain age, but the place to go for this stuff pre-Hudson Valley/D'Artagnon was Maison Glass. Midtown Palace of tinned Foie Gras, Confit d'Oie and Canard. Better canned Escargot than anywhere else. The retail store is long gone, but there is a web presence at http://www.maisonglass.com/. Seems as if the site is "under renovation" but there is a phone number. Before I moved to Manhattan 23 years ago I used to carry that stuff back to Austin by the suitcase load for restaurant use. Made me feel like I was in the "French Connection."
All the big markets have it - Dean & Deluca for certain, Zabar's more than likely, Citarella, etc. Probably even Whole Foods, though i've never looked for it there so I can't say for sure. Also a number of better butchers - check with Ottomanelli and Sons on Bleecker St.
2135 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
Ottomanelli and Sons
285 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Does Ottomanelli have the canned stuff? I know they do carry non-canned duck confit legs for $6.99 / piece, but I've never seen canned confit, there.
Sanangel, another place you could check is Trufette in the East Village. They have a lot of this type of item on the shelves.
FWIW, Murray's Cheese and Epicerie Boulud, two other likely culprits, do NOT carry it.
254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
104 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Thanks for the reply, sgordon. I was at Dean & Deluca this past weekend, and searched high & low for the canned variety.. but to no avail. Likewise Whole Foods. Haven't tried Zabar's or Citarella, but they're good suggestions and I'll give 'em a go! I'll report back should these places bring success..