Succulent, tender, moist, “melt in your mouth” richness are just a few of the adjectives one could use to describe a really well prepared duck dish. It is odd that something so enjoyable is not so commonly served as a meal. Perhaps this uncommonest is perpetuated by questions like: “Where do I buy a quality duck?, “How do I prepare a duck for dinner?” or “Do my guests and/or family like duck?” We suggest not all people like duck. In fact our informal poll finds duck connoisseurs to be in the minority. However we have found a surprisingly large number of Sarasota area restaurants serving duck.
If you find yourself in the duck connoisseur group, may we suggest 2 “must try” duck dishes?
The first dish comes from Derek’s Culinary Casual:
1) Duck Two Ways: Seared duck breast, pecan crusted leg confit, creamed spaetzle, bacon braised greens, burnt honey jus $27.00
Classically prepared, moist, tender, fall off the bone greatness! Something to be savored with a great red wine.
The second dish is served as a tapas plate at Ceviche:
2) Pato a la Parilla: Grilled duck breast, sliced over chocolate, port sauce $12.95
This sauce is lick your plate clean good! If more than 2 people are trying the duck, make sure you order more than 1 plate.
If you enjoy duck, then you should give one or both of our “Must Try Monday” dishes a chance. As always, you thoughts, comments, and suggestions are welcome.