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May 4, 2010 10:45 AM

tasting menu around $50??

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.


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  1. 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

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

      1. re: DougOLis

        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.

    2. 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

        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

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