When you hear a name like Duckfat, it kinda sticks with you....so when I found out that I would be going to Portland, this is the only place I truly wanted to try while on our trip. Coincidentally, it was withing walking distance from our hotel!
Upon arriving in Maine, we had plenty of time to grab lunch before the competition got started, so we stopped before checking into the hotel. Duckfat is a tiny little place with cozy seating and a fresh atmosphere. When you come here, you absolutely must get the hand-cut Belgian fries, cooked in duckfat--I know, it sounds weird, almost gross but I swear, these are the best french fries I have EVER had. Crispy, salty and delicious, they were only made better by the exquisite dipping sauces that you can choose from--we had the garlic aioli and the Thai chili mayo, both yummy! Not wanting to fill up too much before the competition, we split the roasted turkey panini with brie and cranberry fennel relish--no complaints here! To finish, we had beignets dusted with cinnamon sugar--c'mon, would you really pass up the opportunity to have beignets? So soft and hot on the inside, it was the perfect ending to our lunch. Can they ship the fries to CT??