Duck Duck Goose has been on my Restaurants to Try list for a long time. It just got a very favourable write-up in the Washington Post, which prompted me to metro up to Bethesda, Maryland, to check it out.
The restaurant occupies the building that used to house Brasserie Monte Carlo, a nice little French place that was one of my frequent stops when I was in Bethesda. I still miss their onion tarts.
Duck Duck Goose’s online menu is a bit tricky. It doesn’t differentiate between starters and mains, and the prices aren’t much help in figuring out which is which, so estimating the size of the portions is just a guess. Lamb Bolognese, my starter, had the same price as Steak Frites, my main.
The lamb dish, with Elysian Fields lamb, spaghettini, and heirloom tomatoes, was a knock-out. I started searching for Lamb Bolognese recipes as soon as I got home.
The Steak Frites were…Steak Frites. Good, as steak frites usually are, but not as memorable as the lamb dish.
I can see why Duck Duck Goose has become a neighbourhood favourite.