Anyone been to Toque lately?
Haven't seen any mentions on this board in the last year or more, but I've requested to go for dinner on Tuesday night for my birthday and am wondering if the lack of discussion (APDC etc is mentioned daily) is suggestive of anything?
Also, while I'm a fairly adventurous foodie, I'm not partial to tuna, salmon, sea bass and most freshwater fish- just have no personal penchant for it. I eat all other seafood however and meat/game, without saying. I am wondering if I should go for the tasting menu and whther it needs to be accommodated in advance with special notice and/or if it will affect other's at our table if they opt for a la carte since it will surely draw out the length of the dinner. How long should be expected for the degustation menu; 2 hours??
Lastly, two of the diners accompanying me will have special requirements - one has celiac and is allergic to gluten, the other a vegetarian. Should I call ahead and request special attention to their meals or would this only be necessary if opting for a tasting menu with dishes prepared around these requirements?
Other than that, any advice on must-try plates or feedback from recent visits?
AFAIK, "tasting menu" are usually served for the whole table; and I'd say it should last about 3 hours (for example, I was at a non-fancy restaurants 2 1/2 services, and we were there for at least 3 hours )
Me think you should all go for individual dishes; it's easier to manage allergies, food ethics, ...
Also, how often does the A La Carte menu change and is it seasonal or weekly?
Is the menu on their website a sample only or reflective of the actual offerings? I only ask because it's somewhat limited given the food allergies and restrictions with the others in my party.
Lastly, are the seven-course tasting menus only offered per table; in other words - could we opt for the tasting menus for some and a la carte for others?