...moments later my blogging partner J Kor arrived and joined us. The three of us decided to get a half liter of Pinot Noir to split between the three of us. It was a good size glass for each of us, and more cost effective than each of us ordering a glass of wine.
Then, the real fun came, selecting our entrées! I decided to go with the Wednesday night special (as it was a very special Wednesday night) I ordered the rotisserie five spice duck! Ahhhhh yum!!! That just sounds good! While we waited for our food we discussed a broad range of topics from hilarious recaps of recent social gatherings to why the European tourists at the table not to far from us weren’t conversing with each other, but instead intently listening to our conversation. All very fascinating! Indeed! I'm educationally trained in sociology and communication, so this was most humorous to me..."people-watching" is so interesting!
Not a moment too soon our food arrived! I was pleasantly surprised with the very generous amont of duck upon my plate – almost too much, but there is no such thing as TOO much duck! (This made me briefly internally reminisce to my very first time having duck. I was seven years old. My parents took me to their friends’ house for dinner and I am pretty sure the duck was freshly caught and cooked. Okay, that’s enough waxing nostalgic.) My five spice duck was tasty, for the most part. It was moist and atop a bed of shredded cabbage with a puréed butternut squash sauce on the side, and topped with seasoned thinly sliced cucumbers. The presentation alone earned two kudos in my (cook) book!
Nearly every bite was filled with a powerhouse of flavors and spice! So much so that I insisted that my dinner companions taste this most enjoyable dish! There were some parts near the center/bone that were a bit dryer and less flavorful. But I had had so much by that point that I was pretty much ducked out for the evening. All said and done it was $33 (with tip) well spent! Oh how I love a new restaurant and a delicious dish!
We decided to forgo the tempting Seatown dessert menu and walked the three blocks to Molly Moon’s for a familiar treat! I got a kid's cone that night as I was nearly stuffed to capacity already!
Thank for reading! Lacey – thanks for joining us!! Jenny and I will be at Cuoco on Sunday evening for dinner! Join us if you can!