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Feb 5, 2008 03:23 PM

Vegetarian Tasting Menu

I really love vegetarian tasting menus. I'm not a vegetarian, I'm just slightly finicky about certain seafood and meats and enjoy seeing what interesting things chefs can do with vegetables. I've been to Aureole and Per Se and am looking for other suggestions in New York. Thanks!

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  1. Cafe Boulud has one. I've never been to the restaurant.

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    1. re: Lucia

      I'm going next week!

    2. hangawi offers korean vegetarian fare and you can order a la carte or have a choice of tasting menus; tried to go last friday night for the first time but no tables; smelled heavenly and the restaurant was very inviting; will head there again, this time making a reservation.

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      1. re: bigjeff

        I've been meaning to hit Hangawi, I'll definitley have to move it up on the list.

        1. re: jjha

          ugh went there.

          the place was really bad, not much better than franchia, which I wrote about ( which is their sister restaurant. the food was very low-quality ingredients, overly sweet, very rough preparations for a place that is supposed to be a "temple" of vegetarian cuisine. we had assorted mushrooms on a sizzling platter and it was basically about a pound of white mushrooms, in a sticky sweet sauce. the emperor's roll was fun, DIY mini-crepes, but the platters were pre-assembled and still cold from the fridge, the crepes were soggy. the mongolian hot pot (marked *spicy) was not. I would not recommend the place.

      2. Grammercy Tavern offers a nice one! I'm not a vgetarian either, but I loved it alot. :)

        1. I went to Blue Hill last night. They did a vegetarian tasting menu for me and a pescatarian tasting menu for my boyfriend. The entree, a cauliflower "steak" over cracked wheat, was delicious. And the vegetables are so fresh, since they get them from the Blue Hills Stone Barn farm in Westchester.

          1. Devi has a vegetarian tasting menu that appealed even to this Atkins-friendly omnivore.