For my entree I selected the highly recommended duo of duck with a crispy duck leg and pan-seared duck breast with an Asian inspired savory sweet ginger soy glaze. The moist flavorful leg was considerably more succulent than the breast. I generally prefer the breast, so this was somewhat surprising. The duck was served atop a perfectly cooked "forbidden" rice, a short grain rice of a purplish black hue that I had seen before in Korea, and accompanied by a pickled radish, cucumber and honeydew salad. My date elected to forgo the restaurant week menu and order off of the regular menu. He ordered the Steak Frites at a hefty $30 for the entree alone. Although I have had better cuts of meet elsewhere, the wine and mushroom sauce made the dish. The pommes frites served up with the steak were fried up crispy in duck fat, and were outrageously delicious when dipped in the sauce topping the steak. If they bottled that sauce I would buy it to put on EVERYTHING. My date was nice enough to give me a couple bites of his meal, and I'll admit I preferred it to my duck. If the steak had been slightly less fatty and more tender I would have swooned. Probably a good thing or I would have stolen his plate..and that wouldn't have made a very good impression, now would it?
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