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.