I thought FL had a 9 course tasting menu. Am I wrong? Russkar in LA mentioned 16 courses.
He's probably including amuses bouche, palate cleansers, the assorted dessert bon bons, and the icy cold stares served up by reception.
With amuse, mignardise, and multiples on a theme, I was given 18 courses (20 if you count three versions of white truffle):
2. Salmon Cornets
3. Cauliflower "Panna Cotta" with Beau Soleil Oyster Glaze and Sterling White Sturgeon Caviar
4. Moulard Duck "Foie Gras Au Torchon" with Sunchokes, Pomegranate Kernels, Marinated Beet "Ribs" and Sicilian Pistachio Purée
5. Truffles on Risotto; Truffles on Tagliatelle; Truffles on Gnocchi
6. Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Poached Fillet of St. Peter's Fish with Braised Cardoons, "Piperade," Young Parsley, and Nicoise Olive Emulsion
7. Sweet Butter-Poached Maine Lobster Tail with Caramelized Pearl Onions, Melted Swiss Chard, Scallion Filaments, and Maple-Sherry Vinegar Sauce
8. Four Story Hill Farm Milk-Fed "Poularde" Mendocino Coast Cepe Mushrooms, Hearts of Romaine Lettuce, and Juniper Balsamic "Jus"
9. Elysian Fields Farm Lamb Rib-Eye with Savoy Cabbage, Salsify, Glazed Sweet Carrots, "Petit Salé" and Grain Mustard Sauce
10. "Epoisse" - "Degustation" of New Crop Potatoes and "Sauce Périgourdine"
11. Persian Lime Sorbet
12. "Feijoa Sorbet with Maui Pineapple Relish and Angel Cake
13. "S'Mores" - Cashnew Nut "Parfait," Caramel "Délice" and "Sauce a la Guimauve Flambée
14. Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter "Crémeaux" with Gros Michel Banana Sorbet, Salted Spanish Peanuts, and Toscano Black Chocolate Sauce
15. "Charlotte Aux Poires et aux Dates" with Bartlett Pear Sorbet, "Japonais," Candied Hazelnuts, and Pear Coulis
16. Coffee and Donuts
17. Coffee with Miniature Creme Brulée