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EMP tasting menu is back?

Heeney Nov 26, 2010 06:38 AM

I just saw on EMPs website that they still do the 4 course grid for $125. But now it says a tasting for $195. I guess they brought back the tasting format. Anyone done it? Is it basically the same style as it used to be?

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    tdx RE: Heeney Nov 27, 2010 08:54 PM

    Did it two weeks ago, this is what was on the menu. It was 4 hours of eating bliss:

    The small dishes:
    Chive breads with Chicken Broth
    Marshmellows with Goat Cheese Lollipop
    Hamachi + Scallops
    An egg with sturgeon caviar + Mushrooms

    The Main Dishes:
    Foie Gras Terraine
    Langostine
    Cauliflower
    John Dory
    Sou vide & roasted Squab

    Dessert
    Sorbet
    Chocolate
    Petit Fours

    It was really good.

    http://theroadlesseaten.tumblr.com/po...

    Some pictures

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      ellenost RE: tdx Nov 28, 2010 06:08 AM

      Were you able to choose any of your courses?

    2. miketoronto RE: Heeney Nov 29, 2010 09:16 AM

      I'm going to EMP in a week and a half, and also curious as to how the tasting works. Heard rumours that they ask what you like and make a dish based around it?

      I'm assuming the 4 courses at $125 actually has pre-determined dishes?

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        ellenost RE: miketoronto Nov 29, 2010 09:55 AM

        The 4 course dinner does have pre-determined dishes that Chef will adjust if there is something that you don't like/eat. For example, my sister doesn't eat any pork; the kitchen adjusted the foie gras course to omit the pork.

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          tdx RE: ellenost Nov 29, 2010 10:42 AM

          We didn't choose any specific courses and left it to them to decide. They did ask if there's anything we were allergic to. Based on that, they served us the above.

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