Spago for lunch - should I go?
My husband wants to take me their for a birthday lunch - I have never been and wondering if its a great place and worth the hype? If so, what should I order? Don't want to do the tasting menu since we are going to Providence later that night...but still want to eat well!! If you have other suggestions for a great lunch let me know!
Spago is great for lunch. Request to sit on the patio because the dining room is one of the noisiest in LA and not very attractive. I had a truffle and marscapone cheese omelette there last week. It was DELICIOUS, granted it was $85, but it was really good. I also always enjoy the Lobster Cobb Salad or the Lobster Club. The Kaiserschmarren is a must have for dessert but you must request it the minute you sitdown because it takes 45min. It's a crepe/souffle thing with strawberries and is superb. It's among my top 5 desserts EVER. Two people can share one. It is very light. Have a 2oz chateau d'yquem ( I know I spelled that wrong) and your meal will be perfect. Happy Bday and have fun
Best of all Worlds.
I would request the "limited" (mini 4 course)Tasting Menu at Spago for lunch.
The Chef's Table is my favorite at Providence.
You lucky woman! Yes! Enjoy and happy birthday!
Frankly, I agree the tasting menu is a good way to go!
Stick with whatever tastes you like & you should be happy. Here are some dishes we've enjoyed:
PIZZA WITH OREGON MOREL MUSHROOMS 17
GRILLED PRIME HAMBURGER 18 Grilled Onions, Garlic Aioli and Vermont Farm House Cheddar
PAN-ROASTED CANADIAN HALIBUT 29 Fava Beans, Sweet Peas, Asparagus Tips, Pearl Onions, Confit Bacon and Field Mushrooms
CALZONE WITH PROSCIUTO DI PARMA 15 Mozzarella, Fresh Ricotta and Parmesan
HAND ROLLED GARGANELLI PASTA WITH OREGON FIELD MUSHROOMS 19
My son liked the caesar salad but I don't see it on the current menu.
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In many ways I think Spago for lunch is better than dinner.
My only reservation about doing Spago and Providence on the same day is that you'll probably end up spending close to 7 to 8 hours simply eating, esp. if you do the TM at both joints.
For some that's a bonus, for others (like me) there's a diminishing marginal utility from spending so much time eating fine food. I would rather split it up into two different days.
I agree witht that.
My birthday, I go to a few places, one each weekend. spreads the celebrating and enjoyment, and I don't get palate fatigue by cramming it all into one day.
do a Spago lunch this weekend, save Providence to the following weekend.
I mean, after a while, no matter how mind blowing what you're eating would be normally, it becomes just one of a parade of dishes, and your taste buds sort of give up. No cleanser or amuse or whatever can save that kind of fatigue. Why should fine food becomer tedious?
Plus, you'll have a whole second day to celebrate your wonderfulness!