Ok, just got back from lunch at D'Artagnan. I had the "Aumonieres de chevre chaud, puree de magret fume'" also known as Purses of Warm Goat cheese and skmoded duck breast with Frisee salad to start. I thought this was excellent. It tasted like Christmas in my mouth (we Danes cook duck on Christmas) and the frisee added an interested texture to the dish. All in all, a great start. The cheese was just the right consistency, the pastry that enveloped it was soft and crisp and the duck was sublime. For an entree I had the Magret de Canard aka the Rotisserie Magret duck breast with potatoes. This was fantastic. The thin jus tasted like a thick and hearty stew, the duck was cooked perfectly (the fatty layer wasn't too thick nor too thin) and the potatoes had the right texture and level of saltiness.
All in all, I throroughly enjoyed this lunch. I did ask about the French Kisses (didn't get it) and the Quail stuffed with Chestnuts (dinner only). My dining guest had the Cassoulet, which I tried, and was somewhat dissappointed. Tasted similar, but not nearly as good as what I've had in real French homes.
Served far too hot to be enjoyed. In any event, my choices were great. Now here's the news...They are closing on Friday. The server saw me writing down what I wrote and let me in on the closing. He also said that on Thursday-Friday, all meals will be 60% off. Yikes! In any event, if you want a discounted meal that's very good...go and get what I got.
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