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Everything But The Quack, 6.0 - Dino's 10 Courses of Duck. February 28-29


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February 28 & 29 at 7:00 pm

Just when you thought is was safe to waddle into the duck pond again, brace yourself. We bring a quacking good night with a raft of bad puns and a flush of great duck dishes and a flock of amazing beer & wine. Just LEAP into the middle of the flock. Don't be a puddle duck. It would be Daffy to miss it!

Dinner with the Duck is a 10 dish tasting celebrating everything ducky. Dr Joe Jerglewicz is our duck supplier, and we will be using every part of his Pekin Ducks to bring you this special night. So before its time to fly south for the winter, come is and enjoy our feast. It looks like a lot of food, and it is, but this is a tasting portion sized menu. As always, our selections are tentative due to the vagaries of Mother Nature. We have limited spaces so don't squawk if you can't join the flock!

The cost of the meal is $59 per person plus tax & gratuity. We will have a Montalcino Trio flight available for $30 and an Italian Beer flight for $18. Please call the restaurant for reservations as you cannot reserve thru open table for this event. Have your credit card handy when you call to guarantee your reservation. 202-686-2966

The menu:

duck leg Vietnamese summer roll

duck fat oven roasted potatoes w/bottarga

confit of duck neck & duck butt

duck fat baci

scallop & duck liver stuffed duck fat

Tuscan scrapple

duck sausage stuffed duck neck w/maple syrup

duck & mushroom soup

duck beggars purse pasta

duck confit salad

with house young ginger mostarda

stewed duck leg with Tuscan Mole

saffron panna cotta with caramelized duck cracklings

Menu is tentative and may change because of availability of seasonal ingredients at the market or because of too much drinking by the chef! Bring your own Lipitor. Don't look back; the duck may be gaining on you. A duck in hand is a good thing! A duck in nine saves time... no wait, a duck in 10 courses is too much which is just about perfect! Past performance is not guarantee of future performance, but it was pretty damn tasty. Don't miss out!

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News Flash from English Literature

In related news, the controversy of who actually wrote Shakespeare has finally been solved! Researchers at the Pekin University of Duckology in China have actually found the original copy of Hamlet; and it was written by none other than

Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century. As proof, here is the translation of the original famous soliloquy where the famous duck prince {not Dane} expresses his doubts:

To duck, or not to duck, that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous feathers,

Or to take arms against a brace of mallards,

And by opposing eat them? To roast, to braise,

No more; and by a sleep to say we eat

The heart-burn ache, the thousand natural shocks

That tasty duck flesh is heir to: 'tis a tasty consumption

Devoutly to be wished. To cook, to nibble;

To nibble, perchance to dream – ay, there's the spice rub:

For in that dream of duck, what Brunello may come,

When we have shuffled off this tasty dinner,

Must give us lipitor – there's the respect

That makes calamity of so long life.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of overcooked duck,

The oppressor's lean & antibiotic filled duck, the proud man's natural duck fat,

The pangs of delectible Pekin love, the crisp skin’s delight,

The insolence of foams, and the spumas

That patient merit of th' unworthy gastronomy molecular,

When he himself might his spheroids make

With a bare bodkin? Who would fake foods bear,

To grunt and sweat under a weary life,

But that the dread of something after dessert,

The undiscovered country, from whose Bourbon

No duck tongue returns, puzzles the will,

And makes us rather bear those ills we have

Than fly to others that we know not of?

Thus conscience does make duck lovers of us all,

And thus the native quack of resolution

Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of sauce,

And enterprises of great food and wine,

With this regard their ducks turn awry,

And lose the name of action. Quack you now,

The fair Dr Joe Jurgliewicz! Veterinarian, in thy coops

Be all my quacks remembered.

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