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DaisyM Jun 25, 2012 02:59 AM

Is the duck at EMP still carved tableside? We'll be ordering it at lunch for 4 people in addition to the 4 course menu. Thank you!

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    nmprisons RE: DaisyM Jun 25, 2012 05:37 AM

    It was Thursday night. It was also the very best duck I have had anywhere.

    We also got an awesome mini-course of duck tongue prior to the big show.

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      degustingdiary RE: DaisyM Jun 25, 2012 07:01 AM

      Just as nmprisons described it for me at lunch a little over a week ago.

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        Worldwide Diner RE: degustingdiary Jun 25, 2012 10:34 AM

        How do you order the duck? Do you have to order it in advance? Is it in addition to the 4 course meal?

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          Spiritchaser RE: Worldwide Diner Jun 25, 2012 10:38 AM

          It can be an addition or used as the main protein course to the 4 course. I always suggest requesting it ahead because it is not always available.

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            Worldwide Diner RE: Spiritchaser Jun 25, 2012 10:49 AM

            Thanks! I just sent them an e-mail to see if they can make sure we get a duck.

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              nmprisons RE: Spiritchaser Jun 25, 2012 10:53 AM

              It can also be an addition to or used as the pain protein in the tasting.

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              degustingdiary RE: Worldwide Diner Jun 25, 2012 10:45 AM

              Yeah, I requested it when I made the reservation and--like Spiritchaser said--it served as the main course of our tasting menu.

          2. kosmose7 RE: DaisyM Jun 25, 2012 12:12 PM

            It is always better to reserve in advance, but two of us could instantly order it by replacing the entrees for two in our recent lunch prix fixe.

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              DaisyM RE: kosmose7 Jun 25, 2012 12:14 PM

              I'd like to ask, if you do ask that it replace the entree, is there an additional charge?

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                kosmose7 RE: DaisyM Jun 25, 2012 12:24 PM

                Nope! There wasn't any extra charge. :)
                Just your normal two entrees will be substituted by two portions of duck.

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                  DaisyM RE: kosmose7 Jun 25, 2012 12:29 PM

                  Thanks so much!

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                    kosmose7 RE: DaisyM Jun 25, 2012 01:41 PM

                    Any time! :)

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              Worldwide Diner RE: DaisyM Jul 7, 2012 04:36 AM

              We ordered the duck as an add on. It was $100 extra, at lunch.

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                golfer1 RE: Worldwide Diner Sep 20, 2012 11:29 AM

                It was not on the grid for lunch lately (new menu), but was offered in place of one of the 4 choices on the grid, no extra charge.

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                  ellenost RE: golfer1 Sep 20, 2012 11:45 AM

                  Thanks. The EMP duck is one of my favorites, and am glad to hear that it is still an option and at no extra charge.

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                    miltronix RE: golfer1 Sep 20, 2012 02:04 PM

                    Just out of curiosity - What would you do if you were charged extra for the duck even though it replaced one of the 4 choices? I was taking my wife out to a nice lunch (came up from DC for the weekend as a little surprise birthday present) so I really didn't want to quibble about price since she loved the entire meal and service was great. I just wasn't sure what to do since I did receive an email a week prior to the meal stating the duck was not an extra charge.

                    I know the question is moot now given they've removed the 4 course lunch option but figured it'd be worth asking just from a dining etiquette perspective. As an aside, this happened a year ago so I obviously never contacted the restaurant afterward. I just figured a policy change must've occurred a few days prior to my meal...Unfortunately that wasn't true since people were still reporting that the duck shouldn't have been an additional cost right up to the recent menu change.

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                      ellenost RE: miltronix Sep 20, 2012 06:16 PM

                      The duck at EMP had always had a surcharge (I can't remember how much) even when it replaced the main protein on the 4 course menu--or at least I had always paid a surcharge for the duck. I'm delighted to hear that there is no longer a surcharge.

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                        golfer1 RE: ellenost Sep 21, 2012 10:39 AM

                        Just to clarify, it was not replacing any of the four choices I don't think, but was replacing the third line down...(Protein heavy items). No surcharge.

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                          beantowntitletown RE: golfer1 Sep 21, 2012 09:00 PM

                          We had the same experience at lunch on Monday. The duck was offered as a replacement to the four main protein items on the third row of the ingredient grid as long as we both selected it and at no extra charge.

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                            DaisyM RE: beantowntitletown Sep 21, 2012 09:35 PM

                            It didn't have to be ordered in advance?

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                              beantowntitletown RE: DaisyM Sep 22, 2012 06:47 AM

                              Good question .I called on Friday to ask, and was told that it was available every day. Then our server on Monday said that we happened to be there on a day. the duck was being offered Guess I'd call to be safe.

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                                DaisyM RE: beantowntitletown Sep 22, 2012 08:59 AM

                                Thanks, I will call as soon as I get the reservation.

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