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L'Espalier dessert prices?

veseliba Nov 3, 2009 12:30 PM

Anyone know what L'Espalier charges for desserts a la carte (ballpark)? We just booked a reservation for dessert only and I now see that the prices are not published. Just hoping it's not more than $20 per.

774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

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    HostessCakes Nov 4, 2009 08:40 AM

    L'Espalier doesn't usually serve dessert or single courses a la carte because all of their menus are prix fixe. Did you make it online or through the restaurant? If through the restaurant, I didn't know they did that ... is it in their Salon or the restaurant itself?

    Desserts in the salon are $10 to $12 each, I think, so it could be the same at the table. The cheese plate is a bit more.

    774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

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    1. re: HostessCakes
      MC Slim JB Nov 4, 2009 09:00 AM

      If you're arriving near the end of service or at a very slow time, I don't think they'd have trouble serving you dessert only in the dining room.

      I have gone at busier times and sat in The Salon for dessert only. Unlike the original, the new Salon is not a dining room but the lounge area through which you pass on the way to the dining rooms, a spot to have pre-dinner cocktails or just sit while waiting for your table.


      1. re: MC Slim JB
        rmillman Nov 4, 2009 09:29 AM

        my favorite for desserts in the City is at Clio. The pastry chef, Rene Herzog, is doing very creative, tasty and visually appealing desserts: some of the best I have had in the US.

    2. BostonZest Nov 3, 2009 04:43 PM

      The other item I strongly suggest for a mini-L'Espalier experience is the cheese course. You can sit in the salon and order a small selection of really excellent cheeses in perfect condition for a reasonable splurge.

      Thanks for the reminder of this option. My husband love to do this and he deserves a nice treat this weekend.

      1. MC Slim JB Nov 3, 2009 12:32 PM

        More like $13-15. Very beautiful, delicious, creative. The dessert chef plays around with molecular cooking in some of them, like vacuum-compressed berries and agar-based milk gels. I've gone and sat in the Salon just to have dessert.


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        1. re: MC Slim JB
          veseliba Nov 3, 2009 12:37 PM

          Thank you thank you! That's exactly why we want to try it - can't spring for a full meal till we move up in the world, a bit. But this suits us just fine.

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