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Great Neck: Just ducky at Lola

Whole roasted Hudson Valley duck at Lola

Whole roasted Hudson Valley duck at Lola Photo Credit: Restaurant Lola

During the month of September, Lola will be celebrating duck—both its meat and its foie gras. The Great Neck restaurant’s owner, Michael Ginor, is also co-owner of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, which has pioneered the development of the “LOLA” duck, a cross between the wild Mallard (dark meat with a distinct gamy flavor) and the Pekin or “Long Island” duck (rich, light meat). I’ve sampled this duck and it is indeed delicious.

The menu, $70 a head, consists of:

* Torchon of Hudson Valley foie gras with yuzu marmalade
* Peking-duck-tenderolin slider with duck crackling
* Seared foie gras with figs
* Whole roasted Hudson Valley LOLA Duck with duck prosciutto, root-vegetable gratin and Brussels sprouts

Lola is at 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-466-5666.


 

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