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Sep 27, 2010 06:52 PM

Lunch with Wine Pairings?

I'm looking for a prix fixe or chef's tasting lunch with wine pairings.

Wine at noon is twice as nice, right?

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  1. Hi Plumpdumpling, Del Posto in Chelsea for a fantastic 3 course prix fixe for $29, paired with great Italian vinos for an extra $15 (generous pours).

    Del Posto
    85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: ausjen

      Ah! We were so excited about this after viewing the menu, but then I saw they don't do weekend lunch! How to sneak away from work in Battery Park to go all the way up there . . .

    2. What if your price range for lunch and complimentary wine pairings? Are you looking for something of good value, or are you going out to treat yourself?

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      1. re: Bko

        Hey, I'm not going to shun a lunch just because it's cheap, but quality is more important than price. We had the $39 lunch prix-fixe and wine at Tocqueville last weekend, for instance, and it blew us away both in taste and in price.

        I guess I'm looking for anything and everything, both the special treat and the everyday value.

      2. Another vote for Del Posto, I recently had lunch w/a friend and we did the wine pairings, thought it was a bargain for the $15 they charge, food was really great as well as service.

        Del Posto
        85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

        1. The staff at Eleven Madison Park do a nice job of pairing glasses of wine with your courses. And they will do half-pours as well. So not "exactly" a wine pairing for a set price, but you can buy a half-glass for each course that the staff pairs based on your food choices and wine preferences.

          Eleven Madison Park
          11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

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          1. re: edwardspk

            We had a lunch at EMP a few months ago and my picky husband was very satisfied with the wine pairing - however there has been a revamp since then so I have no idea how their lunch menu changed, etc.

            1. re: uwsister

              It's not cheap, around $50 but Bouley has a great lunch menu. I'm sure they would do a wine pairing.

            2. re: edwardspk

              Great to know about the half-pours! We were wondering if we should just go somewhere we know we like and talk to the sommelier, but we were concerned about exactly how much wine we might find ourselves drinking on a Saturday afternoon.

              And EMP has long been on my list of must-haves, anyway. Thanks!