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First time to wd-50... what to order?

Four of us are going to wd-50 on Saturday for the first time. Any must-have dishes? How much does their menu change from season to season? Any thoughts on the nine-course tasting menu?

Thanks for the advice!

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  1. If this is your first time at WD~50, I would definitely suggest that you go with the tasting menu. This restaurant is so fun because it's so odd. In order to get the fullest experience, you will want to try as many different things as you can, therefore the tasting menu is the way to go!

    1. Agreed - the tasting menu is a lot of fun and a great way to sample many of the inventive dishes.

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      1. re: jdmetz

        Does the tasting menu include dessert dishes also?

        Their website doesn't mention or give any clues as to what's on the tasting menu.

      2. Agreed as well on the tasting menu--it's the only way to go. And yes, it does include dessert courses (I think we were served two, if I recall correctly.)

        1. Kanger, do you remember your impressions on the foie gras / beet juice dish?

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          1. re: eatfood

            That dish was truly amazing. I think this was my dad's favorite, thought I couldn't finish mine. It was INCREDIBLY rich, but absolutely beautiful (the color of the beet juice is just gorgeous). The freeze dried olives really added to the dish as well.

            1. re: eatfood

              Do I ever!

              I agree with Melanie--the dish was absolutely beautiful, not to mention interactive: when you slice the foie open, the beet puree spills out and sauces the plate. The pea soil and candied olives had a lovely saltiness that really complimented the foie.

              Here's a photo-heavy summary of the tasting menu when I had it back in September:

              http://www.billkang.com/article/887/

              1. re: Kanger

                Kanger, what a GREAT set of photos! Thank you!!!

            2. price of tasting menu?