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Langdon Hall Dinner - latest update anyone?!

Have made reservation for next Saturday. Hope food is worth the drive! Need feedback from fellow chowhounders for guidance regarding whether to go a la carte or tasting menu?! Are the food portion for the $95 tasting menu adequate and filling enough or should I upgrade to the 7 courses?
Thx!!

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Langdon Hall
1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8, Canada

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  1. Did the tasting menu there back in June and I would upgrade to the 7. I had just come from a soccer tournament so I was pretty hungry but if you're a big eater you might be a left a little hungry with the smaller version. Good news is that the food was great. Very traditional french but everything executed well. Very knowledgeable sommelier and professional service. If it's warm enough, have dessert on the patio.

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    1. re: downtownfoodie

      Many Thanks! Will report back!
      With the 'old' Splendido gone, in need of something fancy!

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      Splendido
      88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

      1. re: Charles Yu

        Are you staying over? There are numerous nuances you could receive as a guest that can enhance the experience.

        1. re: Snarf

          Nope! I'm afraid Its a men only birthday bash not a second honeymoon!
          Though they haven't posted the tasting menu on their website yet. However, I hope they have elk in their tasting menu that night!! Lastly, if their tasting menu is 80% of the ones I had prepared by David Lee of Old Splendido a couple of years ago for my birthday, I'll be more than happy!!

      2. Charles,

        I entertained clients there recently and really liked the place. The clients wanted to order a la carte so that's what we did. The food was uniformly excellent and the wine list was superb. Looking forward to what you think of it but I think you;ll enjoy it even though its been slammed a few times on this board.

        1. I went there this past summer and the food was delicious! I ordered a la carte. Ontario lamb dish, so tender!
          Interesting choice for a men's only birthday bash! Have you been? Strikes me as a rather romantic weekend getaway place.
          Still, the place is fabulous, food and wine are worth the drive!
          Have fun!

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          1. re: froglegs

            We picked the place based on only 3 criterias. Food, Wine and Service! Trying to duplicate our normally 'go-to' place - 'Old' Splendido.

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            Splendido
            88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

          2. Unless things have changed since I last went, the two additional courses are a cheese course and an extra dessert. So you may want to take that into consideration.
            The cheese course was great, basically a giant slab of very high quality moz. Also the cost difference between the 5 and 7 was really small. ($20-30 if I'm remembering right?)
            You've made a good choice for a replacement for David Lee's Splendido, they were pretty similar IMO. I've even had two versions of the same dish at both places, the chilled sweet pea soup with crab meat.
            A quick warning, although wine prices are fine, the bar is a bit of a gouge. I had an 18 dollar martini there once.

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            Splendido
            88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

            1. I have always found the food there outstanding. I went with hubby for his b-day a couple of yrs back and it was sublime. I always love a cheese course and they never disappoint in that regard. I love that they grow a lot of their own produce on the premises and work w/ local providers.

              I would go for the 7 course. As a professional foodie, I'd rather be stuffed than starved.

              Funnily enough, I am going there Thursday morning for work and we are all staying overnight. My taste buds are already doing the happy dance in my mouth.

              Langdon Hall has the Chateau Relais designation, the only inn in Canada to do so. This highly regarded European bestowement says it all! Enjoy Charles!

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              Langdon Hall
              1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8, Canada