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La Guta, Jerusalem

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AdinaA Jan 26, 2012 04:55 PM

A very good place, although not quite equal to its pretensions. Especially the service.

I started with a very good foie gras, the toast was perfect, the maple sauce was perhaps overly sweet.

I didn't taste anyone else's dishes, though a colleague I have dined with before described both his lamb and his risotto as unexciting. And another was delighted by what she described as the best baba ganoush she had ever eaten.

I ordered one of the specials, which the waiter described as mullard, a cross between a duck and a goose. It was delicious. Red with a wonderful umami and texture.

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    SoCal Mother Jan 30, 2012 11:43 AM

    I want Adina's job!!!

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      marissaj Jan 30, 2012 04:03 PM

      me too! Adina wanna trade with me or SoCal?

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        AdinaA Jan 30, 2012 04:33 PM

        Would I have to go live in southern California? 'Cause I really don't know if I could handle the sunny perfect weather year round.

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          SoCal Mother Jan 30, 2012 05:09 PM

          I know. It's tough. But it isn't all perfection.
          It was so cold today that I almost considered wearing a long sleeve t-shirt.

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      zsero Jan 30, 2012 10:53 AM

      Ducks and geese can't breed with each other. A moulard is a cross between a real duck and a muscovy duck. The kashrus of the muscovy duck is controversial. The Israeli rabbinate does accept them, but most hechsherim in America (to which it is native) don't.

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        AdinaA Jan 30, 2012 11:41 AM

        Thank you. I knew I was missing something. The Israelis I was eating with were as clueless as I was.

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