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Crispy Duck a l'Orange

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Crispy Duck a l'Orange

creamfinger | Sep 15, 2008 01:12 AM

Recently while dining at the Dal Rae in Pico Rivera I noticed someone at a nearby table eating Duck a l'Orange. It looked sooo good, and my brain immediately time-warped back to my childhood when it seemed that nearly every fine dining restaurant would serve some version of this dish. So I immediately started searching for this dish a little closer to home (being the Valley or West Side). On a friends recommendation I tried the version served Le Petit Chateau in North Hollywood. Sadly, it was quite mediocre. Dry, overcooked, and I found the sauce to be syrupy and far too sweet.

Are there any other restaurants in LA that serve crispy roast duck with an orange or cherry sauce? Let me be clear though, I'm not looking for restaurants that use duck breast. I know I'm going to be damned to the hot place for this, but for me, it's all about the crispy skin, the fat and the gnawing on those tasty bones.

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