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Jul 18, 2008 01:32 PM

Multi-course meal with wine pairing for under $100 per person?

Does any one have any suggestions for a dining experience (with wine pairing) on par with Sona, Hatfield, etc. for under $100 per person?

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  1. I think you're kind of asking for a miracle here, but your best bet is definitely Lucques's Sunday Supper. It's $45 per person for 3 courses (sans booze), I didn't get wine pairings when I went but I imagine they would do them.

    1. There was a thread a few weeks ago on "quality tasting menus that won't break the bank," with a number of good suggestions. Here's the link:

      1. Try Il Tiramisu

        Ristorante & Bar
        Wine Dinner

        Maloy O’Neill Vineyards (Paso Robles, CA)
        with Special Guest: Shannon O’Neill

        Thursday, July 31, 7:00 PM
        Il Menu

        ~ Prosecco Brut NV, Fantinel (Friuli) ~
        a fresh, light bodied sparkling wine from Italy,
        fruit driven bouquet, with flavors of acacias, strawberries, and apples

        First Course
        ~ Gamberone al Forno ~
        jumbo prawn baked with herbs and garlic,
        over grilled apples, balsamic splash
        ~ Maloy O’Neill 2006 Sauvignon Blanc ~
        flavors of tropical fruit, citrus, and crisp apples, made with no oak or malolactic
        fermentation allowing the true varietal character to stand out, 112 cases

        Second Course
        ~ Pappardelle con Prosciutto e Fichi ~
        homemade wide ribbon pasta, prosciutto, figs, and caramelized red onions
        ~ Maloy O’Neill 2004 Syrah “Hillside” ~
        big, extracted, and spicy with vanilla, coffee,
        and stone fruit flavors, 140 cases, 15.8%

        Main Course
        ~ Costaiole Arrosto ~
        rosemary, sage, and Chianti marinated Prime rib-eye steak,
        oven roasted and served with spinach timbale
        ~ Maloy O’Neill 2005 Pinot Noir ~
        a big California style Pinot Noir, dark flavors up front,
        lingering cherry, raspberry, and spicy cedar finish, 365 cases

        ~ Peach Crème Brulee ~
        peach crème brulee served in a fresh peach, peach sauce
        ~ Maloy O’Neill 2002 Syrah Port ~
        19% alcohol, nutty, butterscotch and honey tastes, 30 cases

        The cost of the event is $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
        Reservations are required.

        Buon Appetito!!!
        Il Tiramisu Ristorante & Bar
        (818) 986-2640
        13705 Ventura Blvd.
        Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

        1. not exactly under 100 but at 100 is the tasting menu at the foundry on melrose. I would put it definitely in the same catergory as the menus at hatfields and sona and the 5 courses with wine pairings for each course is 100. Last time I went it was one of the best restaurant experiences I've had in a long time on all accounts, food, service, ambience etc.