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richardiculous Aug 13, 2007 12:40 PM

Has anyone requested that a tasting menu be prepared for them at Veritas? Just wondering what your experience was like, and what sort of price range we would be looking at if we opened the floodgates, so to speak.

We've had the prix fixe dinner, and absolutely loved every aspect of the meal. As this is a special occasion, my better half's birthday, a tasting menu with Chef Scott Bryan at the helm would undoubtedly be an incredible experience, to say the least.

RGR, back in December http://www.chowhound.com/topics/35298... you mentioned hearing about Veritas offering tasting menus upon request--have your heard anything more about it since then? (btw, I know how much of a fan you are of Chef Humm and EMP--just wanted to say that, influenced by your very convincing remarks, we returned in April for our anniversary, for the first time since Chef Humm began cooking there, and it is easily now one of our favorite restaurants, period).

Thanks all!

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    stevel RE: richardiculous Aug 13, 2007 02:16 PM

    You could give them a budget that your comfortable with and let them take it from there.

    1. bml RE: richardiculous Aug 13, 2007 04:18 PM

      I did the off the menu tasting menu at Veritas for an anniversary about 2 years ago and it was the best dining experience I've had, although I have not been everywhere. I cannot remember how much it cost, but it wasn't out of line with the cost of the regular menu. I asked them about doing a tasting menu when I made the reservation and they said it would be no problem and to ask the server when we arrived. When we did show up for our reservation the waiter mentioned to us that he knew we were interested, asked if we had any dietary restrictions and quoted us the price. At this point the only dish I remember was the monkfish fois gras which was one of the top 10 things I've ever had. I've tried it other places since and nothing has come close. Also, Scott Bryan came out of the kitchen a few times and kind of checked out how we were doing from afar in an uncreepy way which made us feel very well cared for.

      I highly recommend going this route, particularly if this is the type of food you enjoy.

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        RGR RE: richardiculous Aug 13, 2007 07:03 PM

        Hey, Richard,

        Thanks so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed EMP. It's always great to hear when someone tries a place that I love for the first time and adores it as much as I do.

        I have no addtional knowledge about the tasting menu at Veritas. But, fortunately, bml has provided some details based on personal experience. I say, Go for it! In fact, I'm going to suggest to my husband that we do it the next time we dine at Veritas.

        Happy Birthday to your wife and Bon Appetit!

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          richardiculous RE: richardiculous Aug 17, 2007 03:08 PM

          Thanks so much for the replies! I made a reservation for next month and spoke with the manager. He said that they definitely can do the tasting menu for us--I'm extremely excited about it. I asked, for those who have requested a tasting menu in the past, how many dishes were typically brought out and what was a ballpark estimate in terms of price. He quoted about 5 dishes, and a price range from 100 to 150. Sounds great, and we now have a whole month to look forward to our meal there. Will definitely report back next month on our dinner. Thanks again all!

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