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Apr 24, 2009 01:07 PM

Guy Savoy pre-theater menu?

Anyone had this? I'm wondering if it's a meal or is it like a taste?

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  1. I'm going on Wednesday so I'll report back. Based on my previous experience there ordering 3-courses alacarte, it will be more like a meal +++. With the amuse, the courses, the bread cart and dessert cart, I was uncomfortably stuffed. This time I will exhibit more self-control.

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    1. re: climberdoc

      I look forward to your reply. I might want to try them when I go in Oct or Nov.

      1. re: elrushbo

        Did you go? I want to know too.

        1. re: noshie

          I did go.

          As soon as we were seated the server asked if we would like sparkling water since that's what we preferred on our visit last October. That really exemplified the service we would receive for the rest of the evening.

          We went in thinking we would do the 3-course special but ended up doing a la carte. The veal chop for two was not available on the prix fix. We ordered two of the apps that were on the prix fix. The pea appetizer sounds boring but was one of the finest apps I've had the pleasure of tasting. It was topped with a perfectly cooked poached egg. Sublime! We also had the artichoke/black truffle soup which is one of GS staples and has been amazing both times. They were nice enough to split both and serve them as separate courses.

          While waiting for our veal chop, we were told that the cooking was longer than expected so we were given a foie gras in a cranberry jus which was very good. I'm a little down on foie these days but really enjoyed this one.

          Veal chop was amazing. It was brought out whole and then taken back to the kitchen for plating. I was surprised at how small the portion they brought out on my plate was but it was perfectly cooked and so tender! We were then brought out a second portion and breathed a sigh of relief. On the side was truffled mashed potatoes which were amazingly decadent an delicious. As good as the ones I had at L'Atelier.

          There were multiple breads we tried. They have a cart and a server dedicated to the bread.

          Desserts did not disappoint. My wife had the chocolate sphere which is on the prix fix and I had the chocolate fondant with chicory cream.

          Following dessert proper, the dessert cart appeared with too many choices to describe.

          Even though we didn't do the prix fix as we were planning, the price still was quite reasonable for what we received ($500/2 people with 4 glasses of wine). In October, we had the Prestige (10 course menu). The way the courses were split and with the bonus course, bread cart, dessert cart, etc. this evening was almost on the same level.

          As to your question on size. This is no amuse type meal. Portions were generous, food was filling, multiple bread and dessert courses. I skipped breakfast the following day.

          Guy Savoy will provide you with a memorable experience no matter what menu you decide to go with.

          1. re: climberdoc

            Thank you so much for the review. A bread cart, sigh, how wonderful. I am going to go on the "cheap" and do the pre-theater, but sounds like it will be wonderful, I cant' wait for the soup, I am a big pig for truffles :)

            1. re: climberdoc

              Can you describe the pea app more? We are trying to decide whether to both order the soup or one to get the pea app. Thanks!

              1. re: noshie

                Roughly it involved a pea gelee and pea puree and some whole peas topped with a heavenly poached egg. Sorry I can't remember more specific details. It was absolutely amazing! We ordered both the peas and soup and they split them into two courses for us. That may be a way for you to avoid such a difficult decision. Either way you won't go wrong. Have a great meal and be sure to report back.

      2. has anyone done the pre theater menu? The a la carte sounds wonderful but I'm looking to spend about $150 since I was to take advantage of Alex's $98 prix fixe as well. I was wondering how the meal was presented (if any amuse was given) and if it was worth it.

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        1. re: cocochanelella

          Like I said, I didn't do the prix fix but had both apps offered and the chocolate sphere dessert. Amuses are offered prior to placing your order, so you can count on that. Regardless of how you order, both the bread and dessert cart will be rolling by your table. It seems like a great deal to me. You may exceed your limit if you're not careful with cocktails/wine since they are quite expensive.

          1. re: climberdoc

            thanks I was wondering if the amuse and bread cart was offered like the a la cart menu.