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Has anybody had the Grace 5yr tasting menu?

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ns1 Oct 14, 2008 09:39 AM

Seems pretty freaking cheap @55

First

Grilled Harissa Bay Shrimp
melon soup, passion fruit, opal basil

2006 Aveleda Alvarinho, Vinho Verde, Portugal

Second

Monterey Bay Sardines
confit tomatoes, wild arugula, roasted peppers

2005 Chateau d’Orschwihr “Bollenberg” Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France

Third

Sautéed New Zealand John Dory
sunchokes, hearts of palm, herb gnocchi, white wine sauce

2005 Côtes du Luberon, Domaine de Fontenille Southern Rhone, France

Fourth

Braised Colorado Lamb Shank
socca galette, cerignola olive gremolata

2002 Muster Blauer Zweigelt, Sűdsteiermark, Austria

Fifth

A Doughnut Retrospective
maple glazed, "The Elvis," butterscotch filled

1998 Château La Grave Sainte Croix du Mont, Bordeaux, France

$55 with optional wine pairing for an additional $35

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    djdebs Dec 14, 2008 08:48 PM

    I was there with my parents and brother over Thanksgiving weekend, and two of the four of us had the 5-year menu (it seems to have changed somewhat since the OP's list). Everyone agreed that it was fantastic and an amazing deal, including the wine pairings. The thing that I love about Grace is that they won't make everyone do the tasting menu, and they make sure it isn't awkward on the two courses where some people are getting food while others aren't. A really great experience.

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      socal boy Oct 14, 2008 09:23 PM

      Its a great deal. I agree with Porthos, the donuts were great. Service was professional but a little cold. No interaction with the wait staff. My only complaint would be that when the food runners brought the dishes, staff did not come over and explain what the dish is. Still I would return.

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        samtron608 Dec 12, 2008 10:42 AM

        its it against ettiquete if one person does the wine pairing and my date does not?
        so basically 2 tastings but only 1 wine pairing....

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          wilafur Dec 12, 2008 11:30 AM

          not at all.

          btw, the 5yr tm at grace is a fantastic deal.

      2. Porthos Oct 14, 2008 12:55 PM

        Had the 5 year menu 3-4 months ago. Nothing transcendent but every dish was well executed and tasty and like you said, a great deal. Our fish course was excellent (skate with roasted cauliflower and capers) but the highlight of the meal were probably the donuts. The Elvis was delicious...bacon being part of the equation of course.

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