Has anybody had the Grace 5yr tasting menu?
Seems pretty freaking cheap @55
Grilled Harissa Bay Shrimp
melon soup, passion fruit, opal basil
2006 Aveleda Alvarinho, Vinho Verde, Portugal
Monterey Bay Sardines
confit tomatoes, wild arugula, roasted peppers
2005 Chateau d’Orschwihr “Bollenberg” Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France
Sautéed New Zealand John Dory
sunchokes, hearts of palm, herb gnocchi, white wine sauce
2005 Côtes du Luberon, Domaine de Fontenille Southern Rhone, France
Braised Colorado Lamb Shank
socca galette, cerignola olive gremolata
2002 Muster Blauer Zweigelt, Sűdsteiermark, Austria
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
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.
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.
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.