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$100pp (including wine) tasting menu for 10?

shechow Apr 20, 2007 09:19 AM

I am organizing a celebratory dinner for about ten 30-something new york women. We would like to experience culinary treats, drink a good amount of decent wine and possibly champagne at a restaurant where we will fit in wearing stylish cocktail dresses or something more casual also. A tasting menu, if affordable, is preferred but any other recommendations would be great as well. The evening will be the weekend of may 19th. Food is a priority, a lively atmosphere but not too loud comes second. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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    kobetobiko RE: shechow Apr 20, 2007 10:47 AM

    I suggest the enoteca tasting menu ($45 without wine) at Del Posto. The magnificent decor is something that is worth dressing up for. Food from Batali's kitchen, in my experience, has always been a treat. Reservation for 10 people will definitely be needed in advance.

    Another option that is more casual yet still with excellent food is Telepan. 4-course prix-fix is $59 and $95 with wine. Substitution for courses with a minimal charge.

    You can view their menu on Menupages.com (or use the links there to go to their official websites)

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      RGR RE: shechow Apr 20, 2007 11:07 AM

      If your group likes Indian food, Devi offers two tasting menus (one vegetarian) + wine pairings for $100. Superb cuisine -- some of the best Indian anywhere -- served in a large space with unique, elegant decor.


      1. fershore RE: shechow Apr 25, 2007 01:57 PM

        Esca has tasting menu for $95/pp. The wines were memorable enough that I asked our server to write them down. You'll find both dressy and casual there. I wouldn't say it's lively so it's not loud.


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          ChefNet RE: shechow Apr 25, 2007 02:07 PM

          The chef's table at Barbutto is a lot of fun... I went with 7 friends on a Saturday night recently, we drank plenty of good wine and got out of there for $85 pp including 20% auto grat. The food was rustic, plentiful, and very tasty. The atmosphere is casual, lively, Meat Packing District style.

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