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Vegetarian Tasting Menus - Anything new this year?

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dranore Oct 14, 2010 03:04 PM

I have a birthday tomorrow, and I'd like to have a nice meal. Any new vegetarian tasting menu options show up this past year?

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    kathryn RE: dranore Oct 14, 2010 03:52 PM

    Kajitsu is a fairly new restaurant that serves shojin cuisine, which does not use meat and fish.

    Scarpetta also introduced a vegetarian menu a few months ago; while it's not a tasting menu per se, they could probably create one for you.

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    Scarpetta
    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    Kajitsu
    414 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

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      dranore RE: kathryn Oct 14, 2010 09:16 PM

      Actually, I did the menu at Kajitsu last year. It was fantastic.

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      Kajitsu
      414 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

    2. Spiritchaser RE: dranore Oct 14, 2010 05:53 PM

      SHO did a really nice tasting menu for my GF who is vegetarian, they just need some advance notice. Chef H was very excited to hear what she thought of it.

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        dranore RE: dranore Oct 14, 2010 08:34 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions so far. My wife's birthday is five days later, so more suggestions are useful if you're aware of any.

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          Spiritchaser RE: dranore Oct 15, 2010 04:41 AM

          You could take a ride up to Blue Hill at Stone Barns - they do new stuff with veg tastings all the time.

          Also. EMP's new format works really well for a veg.

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            Nancy S. RE: Spiritchaser Oct 15, 2010 06:37 AM

            Good suggestions, but nearly impossible to get reservations at both.

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              Spiritchaser RE: Nancy S. Oct 15, 2010 06:50 AM

              That's true, but OP may have some luck with mid week stuff on short notice, weekend, pretty much forget it.

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                Nancy S. RE: Spiritchaser Oct 15, 2010 09:36 AM

                I called EMP for a Tuesday night dinner, two weeks before the date, without luck!

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                  loratliff RE: Nancy S. Oct 15, 2010 09:38 AM

                  Really? I've gotten several reservations at EMP on very short notice–although I guess it just depends on the week!

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                    Nancy S. RE: loratliff Oct 15, 2010 09:41 AM

                    Well, I could have taken the 10:00pm table, but I was hoping for earlier. I am, though, on the wait-list for an earlier time, so we'll see what happens.

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                      metfan630 RE: Nancy S. Oct 15, 2010 01:09 PM

                      On Monday nights, Dovetail does a 3 course vegetable tasting menu (one with a vegetarian option and another with vegetables as the main influence with certain options having meat/fish as well):

                      http://dovetailnyc.com/pdfs/Dovetail....

                      I really like Dovetail and would recommend it to anyone.

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