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Aug 3, 2006 10:56 PM

Perigee questions

DH and I are heading to Perigee for our first time and I'm so excited!!

In regards to the wine pairings...first off, do you recommend it and second, approximately how many ounces do you receive per glass?

Also, both of us have fairly healthy appetites and I was wondering about the quantity of food served with the 5,7 and 9 course meals. We don't want to leave hungry as has happened to us with other set menu restaurants.

Thank you all in advance.

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  1. If you have never done wine pairings, then I say go for it! I tried it last time I went and was really blown away by how amazing it was to experience how incredibly a wine could compliment food...not sure of the ounce value, but each glass felt like a hefty portion (in fact, I was pretty loopy by the time I left)

    My hubby has a very healthy appetite and he left Perigee feeling more than satisfied on a 5 course meal....I felt positively do get a few other little treats throughout the meal and the food is quite rich, so I think 5 is perfect - if you have any doubt then go for 7 (lord, I can hardly imagine doing 9!)

    Enjoy, it's a great dining/learning experience

    1. I just ate there 2 weeks ago - I did the 7 course with wine pairing. I felt full but I didn;t feel like rolling out of the restaurant...

      I think the wine pairings are brillant. They spend time finding the right wine with your course and it really enhances the experience.

      if you have extensive wine knowledge, you can select off their extensive list. But it sure it a treat to pair. I think the pairing is abt 2 oz.

      1. Their options are actually 5, 6 or 7 courses (though they are coming out with a double-digit course "grand tour" type of menu soon, if not already). The 5-course meal actually turns out to be 8 courses, as they add an amuse, an intermezzo and a "pre-dessert". The 6-course meal adds a cheese course. The 7-course adds a cheese course and another game or fish course.

        My husband and I have always left comfortably full or stuffed after the 5-course dinner, so I don't think you'll have to worry. And yes, I would heartily recommend the wine pairings as they add a great deal to the meal. Each pour is 2 - 3 oz.

        Enjoy your evening and please report back on your experience!

        1. What is the cost of the wine pairings for the 5/6/7 course options?

          1. I have a tradition with some friends that once a year we go out for a meal where price is no object. Of Susur, Avalon, Canoe and Perigee, most of us thought Perigee was the most fun, partly because the sommelier was so nice! The wine pourings seemed pretty generous, and he was willing to chat at some length about the wine, happy to indulge our curiosity without ever making us feel overwhelmed or dumb. We had the seven-course meal and were stuffed absolutely full. It cost about $200 per person (there were four of us) with all food, wine, taxes and fairly generous tipping. And the food was lovely too.