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Lobby's Tasting Menu - Worth a try?!

Charles Yu Sep 2, 2006 02:56 AM

At $200 with wines, the 7 courses tasting menu offers by Lobby is one of the most expensive tasing menu in town. Has any fellow chowhound given it a try? I understand chef Robert Bragagnolo is another practitioner of 'smallish size molecular gastronomy'. How does his version compares to say Sen5es and/or Perigee's, tastewise?! Thanks in advance!

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    cream Sep 2, 2006 03:10 AM

    The chef, Robert Bragagnolo has left Lobby and will be starting at Eight Restolounge this fall. Lobby has given up the focus created by Bragagnolo and is set to unveil a new chef next week in time for the film festival.

    1. estufarian Sep 2, 2006 05:19 AM

      And Claudio Aprile is also leaving (may have left) Sen5es, and the tasting menu there is suffering.

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        gtw Sep 2, 2006 06:31 PM

        I believe Claudio leaves at the end of September - too bad because I believe Claudio was Senses and won't be easy to replace.

      2. Charles Yu Sep 2, 2006 12:32 PM

        Wow!! Thanks for the timely info!! Guess, to play safe, I'll stick with Splendido instead.

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          hoohaa Sep 2, 2006 09:37 PM

          lobby has had it's liquor license suspended and is currently closed for renos

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