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tasting menu around $50??

samtron608 May 4, 2010 10:45 AM

looking for a tasting menu for around $50 (3 or 4 course). any style of food. i will be staying in the escondido area, but willing to drive just about anywhere in SD area, like La Jolla, Del Mar and Gaslamp area.


  1. honkman May 4, 2010 11:00 AM

    Wine Vault ($30 - 5 course), Cavaillon ($55 - 5 course) both very good with Cavaillon the more "higher" end version.
    Blanca and Georges have both 5-course tasting menus for $60 - both very good with Blanca very creative and perhaps the best for us currently in SD.

    Cavaillon Restaurant
    14701 Via Bettona, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127

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    1. re: honkman
      DougOLis May 11, 2010 11:40 AM

      Just note that Jason Neroni recently left Blanca so the quality may differ. Has anyone been since the change?

      1. re: DougOLis
        honkman May 11, 2010 02:00 PM

        I heard it a few days ago and I am curious who will replace him before going back. Big loss for SD, IMO. His dishes had a very unique characteristic which set him apart from the other restaurants in SD. Kind of a mix between Hatfiedls and Bistro LQ in LA.

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      Beach Chick May 7, 2010 04:19 PM

      honkman has given you excellent choices..if you want to bump up the price to $75 for a 5 course at the swanky Sky Room at La Valencia hotel in La Jolla it would be well worth it.


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      1. re: Beach Chick
        cgfan May 8, 2010 12:16 AM

        At a $75 price point 1500 Ocean will also do a four course tasting menu, but without the wine pairings...

        1500 Ocean
        1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

        1. re: cgfan
          Beach Chick May 8, 2010 10:08 AM

          good call cgfan on 1500 Ocean!

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        normalheightsfoodie May 11, 2010 02:12 PM

        ROYS has a prefixe menu, and they are located along the Harbor walkway, in front of the Marriot.

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