Michael Mina's XIV Gamut # 2 - Perceptor's Report
it has been 6 months since my wife and I conquered our 36 course gamut dinner at XIV... there definitely have been some changes at XIV... the menu is very different now.. it is no longer $8 per ala carte and they don't force the entire table to get an order of something 1 person ordered.. now the menu is priced like a normal menu... yes you CAN still do the 8/11/14 course traditional XIV experience and the gamut is there available, even though it is not shown on the menu... just have to request it... the gamut is still $250 to taste every single item on the menu....this time i brought another person to split the gamut 3 ways.... quite a value $250/3 each to taste every thing on the menu... although it is no longer 36 courses, it is still a gut busting 29 courses.. it was perfect to split with 3 people...
another big change is their amazing cheese and dessert creations from before are now much toned down.. i assume they had to tone it down because not everyone appreciated Jordan Kahn's out of this world creativity.. no more grated frozen blue cheese and no more white chocolate box... i definitely miss it...
in total, we had a fantastic evening there... the service was still top notch and the passion from the staff was still very apparent... the food was still very good just a notch toned down from before...
Enjoy my gamut coverage:
8117 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
How would the "gamut" menu fair with 4 people? Can't think of many "third-wheels" I would invite ;)
looks great! quick question...is the 8 course "light meal" something that will satisfy me for dinner? just the name scares me off....
i know this is an older post - so you may not see this.
first - great report! i love your photos. thanks for sharing.
second - if you get the gamut, did each of you share one dish - or is it $250/each person? i was just a bit confused by that.
i can't wait to try this place, the food looks yummy.