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Feb 7, 2011 04:57 AM

Vetri To Offer Tasting Menus Only

The article is in today's Phila. Inquirer. Vetri will be moving to tasting menus only beginning in March. However, it looks as if you will have a choice of menu. The article lists Classic Vetri Menu, Degustazione, Pasta Tasting, and Vegetarian options.

Not sure if the price will be the same for all menus, but $135 is mentioned.

Complete article here...

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  1. Does this mean they will be eligible for Michelin Stars?

    1. if they offered smaller portions of the mains, it would be so much easier to eat more courses and get the full experience they're looking to offer.

      1. I only ate at Vetri one time (it was excellent) and we ordered ala carte...that's both what we could afford and what made sense for our food preferences and appetite (I have a big appetite but find the idea of too many courses/plates, even when very small in size, to be overwhelming/off-putting). That being said, while I'd love to be able to go back, even if I had a lot more money than I do, it would be tough for me to pay that much money for a vegetarian meal (though I appreciate that he is offering a vegetarian tasting menu since they aren't that easy to come by). It's wonderful food and the restaurant has a wonderful ambience (which hopefully will remain as opposed to going the route of becoming "stuffy") but for someone like me it doesn't make sense. I hope to get a reservation in the next month before they make the switch!

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        1. re: Laura D.

          I just snagged one on Open Table for February 21 so Valentine's Day will be one week late this year. I also saw a couple of open spots for this week.

          1. re: Philly Ray

            Thanks for reporting back! I did a quick look on Open Table last night and there were a decent number of week night spots available so hopefully we can get in there before March too. Enjoy your dinner!