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Dining at Blue Duck Tavern tonight - what to order?

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Dining at Blue Duck Tavern tonight - what to order?

woodleyparkhound | May 1, 2011 09:38 AM

I'm finally having my first experience at Blue Duck tonight to celebrate my birthday. I've perused the menu online and I've read a bunch of comments about the food on CH. So much on this menu looks SO good I just have no idea what to order. This could be a place where I stare at the menu for a LONG time after my dining companions have made up their minds!

Here are the items that look really good to me:

Sturgeon rillette

Soft shell crab BLT

Bone Marrow (I read a lot of positive recommendations for this - I've only ever had it once - on a burger at Ray's, where I really didn't care for it. I'd love to try a bite, but I'm very nervous about ordering it, especially when so much else looks so good.)

Pork Terrine

Fois Gras (love this, but I also like to try new things)

I've read this place does meat very well, so I'm tempted - but while I'm certainly not a vegetarian, meat dishes often don't excite me. I'm leaning toward the scallops, fluke or whole fish as an entree. I 'm also considering ordering two or three apps and skipping the entree.

Several sides look good - how big are they? I'm going with one other person, so I'm thinking we should just find either a potato/grain side or a vegetable side to share.

Oh, and I MUST have this much-lauded apple pie for dessert! Would ordering it with ice cream be overkill?

So many great choices! What a wonderful problem to have!

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Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

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