Tocqueville, V-Day '09: no tasting menu?
Hi all, 1st post. Love the site.
I snagged a res for Tocqueville, but have never been there and it seems to be respected if not oft-reported on these boards. When I was telephoned to confirm, I was told there'd be a $95 prix fixes 3-course for dinner. I thanked them and hung up and then got buyer's remorse in advance.
I want a tasting menu! I want to hang out for a while, have the wine paired up, and taste as many things as possible.
Have I made a mistake?
Should I attempt to find a new place, or just sit back and assume they're still offering a solid experience? Honestly, just by the $95pp figure I'm not getting the sense of a feast, which is what I was hoping for; even with a wine pairing this is about 1/2 what I expected to spend. Too good to be true if they're not going to offer me less food than I want, right?
I'm stuck, aren't I?
We always had excellent food at Tocqueville. Many restaurants only offer one set menu for V-Day instead of their regular menu options. At this late date, it may be difficult to get a reservation at a restaurant that would please you which is serving a tasting menu. But it can't hurt to do some checking around. Even if a restaurant that you would like is booked, you could put your name on the wait list, and maybe you'll get lucky.
WHAT A JOKE this place is!
I could not believe I fell for it! I'll write up a proper review shortly.