Craigie-Chef's Whim or Tasting Menu?
I have had my birthday dinner restaurant picked out for months (and my birthday is in July). I will go to Craigie on Main.
I'm wondering-Should I go for the Chef's Whim dinner or Tasting Menu?
Craigie on Main
853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
I honestly don't really think they are that different in terms of the food, as far as I can tell the Whim is just a slightly abbreviated version of the regular tasting menu that is a bit cheaper and only available at off hours. You might get slightly more unusual ingredients in the Chef's Whim, and they take the 'no substitutions' quite seriously (excepting allergies, etc), so if there are particular items you want or don't want the regular tasting is probably better. The regular tasting will also probably include more extras, amuses and palate cleansers between courses and the like, at least in my experience, and is more courses overall, but of course is more expensive as well. The Whim is also only available on certain nights after 9 pm.
I went last July, so I just want to warn you that the dining room gets HOT in July!!! I think it's due to the open kitchen. That being said, we got the Chef's Whim dinner, and it was outstanding (I think I might of left a review, but can't remember....if I find it I will link it), but I would suppose both would be good.