Current EMP Menu Grid/Wine Pairings?
Can anyone tell me the current "grid menu"/item list for EMP? I am going on Friday night, and would like to begin thinking about how awesome its going to be right now.
Also, how much are the wine pairings, and how many glasses will I get if I order the 4 course meal with pairings? 4 (one with each plated course), 5 (champagne with amuses, then 1 for each course), or other?
Thanks...I'll be sure to post a full report after I recover from dinner on Friday.
Wife and I went Friday night for dinner.
It was my birthday, and there was an envelope on the table wishing me a wonderful birthday from the EMP staff...classy touch, and way over the top.
For dinner, we had the 4 course fixed with wine pairings.
As far as I can remember, the menu was:
Lobster/John Dory/White Truffle/Cauliflower
We started off with the enhanced canape service and were served a dry sherry to accompany our:
1. chicken veloute with garlic chive toast
2. Goat Cheese Lollipop with beet marshmellows
Next was a saki with our raw fish course of: clams and hamachi
Wife had the scallop and I had the langoustine. Scallop was the clear winner here, beautiful citrus notes and really nice presentation. Langoustine was good, but not great. She was served a reisling, and I had a glass of G.V.
Next up was the john dory (grand cru burgandy white) for me (really nice course), and wife had the lobster with a 1st grown chablis. Both of these were great, but lobster was better
Following this we entered the hot entree. I had the venison, which was excellently prepared and was served with a 2005 Cote Roti, which was nice. Wife had the chicken, which was the best chicken I have ever had in my life. She got this with an 03 grand cru burgandy red. Simply the best pinot i have ever had...glass smelled like a cigar box. amazing.
Glass of red bubbly with the kir royale palete clenser...and then glasses of dessert wine with the coconut (ok) and chocolate (great).
After dessert, we were brought into the kitchen and were made a liquid nitro cocktail and hung out. Following this, we were brought to the front of the restaurant, where we were served our petit fours (the white chocolate and white truffle chocolate truffle was omg so good) and complementary cognac.
Not a cheap meal at ~300pp after tax and tip, but a great experience nonetheless.
Here's the grid as of last Thursday:
Persimmon - Tuna - Langoustine - Foie Gras
Cauliflower - White Truffle - Halibut - Lobster
Chicken - Pork - Venison - Beef
Chevre - Vanilla - Apple - Chocolate
Wine pairings are $95 or $110, says the menu. Can't say anything about them because my wife and I kept ourselves to a bottle of wine. I'd assume you're getting close to a full pour, give or take. White truffles were a $95 supplement.
It was all amazing, but the foie-lobster-beef-chocolate options were our favorites, even if it's a little obvious that those would be the crowd-pleasers.
The duck for two seems to be a mainstay, also. And next time, I have to make myself get that.