Best tasting menu in LA??
Need to pick a place for special occasion, but after searching these boards, I'm more confused than ever! What's the consensus on the Spago tasting menu? Anyone experienced it recently? We've already done the Providence one so would like to try something different. Should have good wine pairing as well, nothing in a "clubby" atmosphere (read: Apple).
Looking forward to your detailed recs!!
The Water Grill, if you don't mind slightly overdone fish leading up to luscious beef (far better than most cuts at Cut, e.g.) and desserts.
As a reference, elsewhere this year (and not too far away), I've really enjoyed the tasting menus at Stonehill Tavern (great fish AND beef from Michael Mina), Arterra (wonderful California-style from Bradley Ogden but just too noisy), and Rosemary's (upscale Southern-style in off-the-strip Vegas -- their dessert plates are almost as much food as the rest of the meal). The current hit with the see-and-be-seen crowd in Vegas, Joel Robuchon, serves an extremely expensive tasting menu of toy food and foams for plastic tongues.
544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071
8125 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629
11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV