Tasting Menu Dinner
I am looking to do a tasting menu dinner for 2 on a Friday night in October. The important considerations are food (duh), wine selection, ambiance - more romantic/intimate conversation than lively or a scene. We also do not want to feel rushed, and hope to dinner would last 2+ hours.
I am considering No. 9 Park, Pigalle, Troquet, and L'Espalier (although have not heard enough about the new location yet). Any thoughts among these or recommendations for others? I am looking to keep it to Boston-proper, and not cross the river.
I've been to all but Troquet. I'd put No.9 park first, L'Espalier at the back end. You can search this board for my review of L'E. I was underwhelmed. At No.9, I was overwhelmed.
No 9 definately and their wine pairings actually enhance the food. I've had L'E as well but have not yet been to Troquet.
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We were just checking out the menus at Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge, they have a nice looking tasting menu and vegetarian tasting menu as well.
With the same criteria, Mrs. Franks and I did the late-summer tasting menu @ TW Foods a few weeks ago, and it was excellent. Had read some of the negatives (here) about the place, but had no quibbles. 7 courses and not really an off note. Nice pacing, nice portions, delicious food.