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Jun 3, 2008 12:25 PM

One of a kind experience in Boston

I am trying to set up a blow your mind culinary/dining experience for my dad's birthday. Does anyone have any inside info of that nature? Dinner with the chef/special tasting menus/etc. I don't live in the area and I am really at a loss. Thanks for your help!

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  1. Check out posts on the following. O Ya for Nobu-like sushi and sake bar experience.
    Grezzo for raw food vegan. I haven;t tried Grezzo but O Ya was an over the top experience, pricey and not filling, buy definitely over the top.

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    1. re: gourmaniac

      I 2nd O Ya. It was probably one of the single best culinary experiences I've ever had--from top to bottom. Of course you will want to guarentee that your father is into sushi/raw seafood. But, as I've mentioned in previous posts, they were very accomidating to my mother who only wanted cooked foods.

      I disagree that it's not filling (as, again, I have mentioned in other posts) but we got the tasting menu, which is 100% worth the price. If food and top service is really the focus for this meal then I don't think you can go wrong with O Ya.

      1. You should really give a little more info about your dining preferences and the number of people in your party. If you are staying over, that might also help you decide where to go. My first recommendation, if you have enough people is the private table at Scampo's which is becoming the the hotest spot to land a table. If your party is on a Friday, the Rustic Kitchen has a kitchen used to film videos and while the seating is limited, other chows have mentioned this is a great time. You get to watch the chef prepare the menu and then enjoy it. It sounds like a fun experience. Many places have three courses as a special on Sunday or Monday. Rendezvous in Cambrige has a great bargain on Sundays, and the owner, Steve Johnson is usually there to great you. I'm sure if you let them know it's a birthday dinner, you'll be well treated.

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          1. I would highly recommend the 14-course tasting menu at Clio. It is truly a one of a kind experience