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Restaurants with a dessert tasting menu?

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adam Dec 20, 2006 03:43 PM

Anyone have thoughts of restaurants with a dessert tasting menu? Not Chikalicious, Room4Dessert, or Kyotofu - rather, a place to have a full meal followed by dessert tasting. Price is not much of an issue; neither is cuisine.

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    souldawg RE: adam Dec 20, 2006 03:52 PM

    WD-50 used to have one with Sam Mason in the house. Don't know about the current pastry chef though.

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      Spoony Bard RE: souldawg Dec 20, 2006 06:04 PM

      They definitely still do, as it's listed online with the new pastry chef's name there. Has anyone tried it? I've asked this recently and not gotten a response.

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        Miss Needle RE: Spoony Bard Dec 22, 2006 12:28 PM

        I haven't had the dessert only tasting menu, but had it in context of the chef's tasting menu. I believe it came with three courses of dessert. If you just do a dessert-only tasting menu, you have the option of three or five desserts.

        I liked WD-50 to an extent. The food was well-prepared and flavor combinations new. But I'm really glad that I got the tasting menu because I wouldn't have wanted to eat an entire plate of anything that was served to me on the tasting menu.

        I did feel, however, that the desserts were A LOT better than the food. While desserts were innovative, they were still more comfortable to my palate where I could finish an entire plate.

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          josheva RE: Spoony Bard Feb 26, 2007 05:50 PM

          I just recently had the dessert tasting menu at WD-50 and it was incredible, amazing, wonderful. . .

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        Lucia RE: adam Dec 20, 2006 07:07 PM

        Varietal

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          alc RE: adam Dec 20, 2006 09:29 PM

          Landmarc has a "one of each" option -- six small desserts

          1. jakew8 RE: adam Dec 22, 2006 01:46 AM

            I've had dessert samplers at Blue Smoke and Eleven Madison Park. Not sure if they're on the menu, though--we know people there.

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              Mazzer RE: adam Dec 22, 2006 03:02 AM

              I find that when tasting menus at fine restaurants approach eight or nine courses, often three or even four of those courses are dessert. Babbo and Cru in particular come to mind.

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                candyismmm RE: adam Dec 23, 2006 08:30 PM

                Public has a sampler with 3 desserts. It was delicious, and a good mix between traditional, and experimental. I liked the pumpkin infused vodka too.

                (Went back to try their dinners that same week and was very dissapointed.)

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                  jno RE: adam Feb 26, 2007 12:53 PM

                  bolo has a great dessert tasting menu.

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                    Raflab RE: adam Feb 26, 2007 06:04 PM

                    Mesa Grill has a dessert tasting for minimum four people and up. It's all on one platter, and a nice presentation. Smaller versions of their regular desserts

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