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  • k

We're coming back for more good food & need suggestions for a restaurant with tasting menus. We've already tried Stella! & would like to try some others. We'll be staying in the Quarter so somewhere nearby would be good.

Thanks in advance.

k

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      1. re: thew

        BOOO August. SoOo overrated. Except for the sweetbreads picatta.

        1. re: figndate

          really? a close friend said the degustation was the best meal hes ever had...

          1. re: figndate

            I love August so am wondering if you have been there several times and still feel this way. Are you saying the restaurant is overrated--or just the tasting menu(s)?

            1. re: figndate

              I'd love to see your complete review of this. A few words, without any references, or details does not cut it here. The people on the NOLA board are not at all interested in "sound bites." Can you clarify? I'd like to hear what you had, and how it was prepared, and presented. Most of the folk, who have commented have posted a full review at one time, or another.

              I guess that one could safely say that the "gauntlet has been dropped."

              Hunt

              1. re: figndate

                Unfortunately, I do not know Le Meritage, so cannot help between the two.

                Enjoy,

                Hunt

                1. re: figndate

                  i had a fantastic tasting menu @ august last may. seriously one of the best meals i had last year.

                1. re: edible complex

                  Thanks for the quick replies. We have already printed out a menu from August......realize this won't be what will be served in May but just to give us an idea.

                  I've read reviews for Le Foret but have not for Le Meritage. Will look for some. We might have to try more than one tasting since we will be there for 3 nites.

                  Thanks again.

                  Just looked at Le Meritage sample menu. It's on my list now. Thanks edible.

                2. We were actually disappointed with the 4-course tasting menu at August on 2/9/10 (night of the Saints parade) - my husband ordered it. The courses were a smoked salmon with potato latke (wasn't particularly playful as I would have expected for such a paring), pasta with tripe and very little bone marrow (the flavors that were a kind of italian kim chee due to the vinegar and marinara sauce), venison shoulder (tender but curiously dry), and berliners (which were lovely with the hazelnut cream and whole hazelnuts). The disappointment may have been exacerbated since I had ordered the crabmeat truffled gnocchi and the cochon de lait (the most tender porky meat I've had that wasn't slow bbq). The degustation may be the better choice.

                  1. Cuvee has a new tasting menu; it's awesome. The service is somewhat lacking, but the food is worth the wait.

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                    1. re: bonesrus

                      More info on the Cuvee tasting menu, please.

                      1. We did the full-boat Restaurant August tasting menu, and loved it. The one drawback, then, was the sommelier's wine pairings. They were less than pedestrian and off by about two courses. Now, the sommelier duties have changed, and I have it on good advice, that the young lady in charge "gets it." We have yet to fit them back in, so I cannot comment on her choices, but things sound much better in that one regard.

                        Hope to include them in our next rotation.

                        Enjoy,

                        Hunt

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                        1. re: Bill Hunt

                          We've narrowed our choices to two. Restaurant August & Le Meritage. Thanks to everyone for their replies.

                            1. re: figndate

                              Just guessing here......not an August fan, are you?

                              1. re: figndate

                                A question: have you actually dined there, or are you repeating something that you might have heard on a streetcar?

                                Just curious,

                                Hunt

                                1. re: figndate

                                  Just curious, does this opinion stem from one dining experience? While I happen to like August, I can empathise with how one bad meal can completely turn you off. Same thing happened to me at Gautreaus. All of our courses were so ill composed and bland that I see no need to return.