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Jul 9, 2009 02:50 PM

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
(323) 656-1414

- Perceptor

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  1. Hi Perceptor,

    Great Photo Report as usual. :) I'm glad to see that there are still some of the same items from opening night.

    How was the Kobe Burger?

    And Jordan's desserts still look amazing! :) But I'm sad the White Chocolate Box is gone as well.

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    1. re: exilekiss

      the burger was excellent... i wanted a adult size of that one for sure... the fries were great too (how can it be bad it was fried in duck fat)

    2. How would the "gamut" menu fair with 4 people? Can't think of many "third-wheels" I would invite ;)

      1. looks great! quick the 8 course "light meal" something that will satisfy me for dinner? just the name scares me off....

        1. 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.

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          1. re: dtud

            The original review above says $250 divided between three people.