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Blacktree Menu Question

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Rather than ordering a la carte, any fellow chowhounder requested and tried a ' Blacktree Tasting Menu'??!! If so, how many courses and how much?!
Thx in advance!

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Blacktree
3029 New St, Burlington, ON L7N, CA

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  1. I was there 2 weeks ago. I called and requested tasting menu. The chef said he did not do tasting menu. But with the amuse, sorbet and truffle, he mentioned it's multi courses and similar to a tasting menu.

    1. This is a small place (and kitchen) and I'm sure that portion sizes are prepped ahead of time - hence difficult to 'downsize' portions or to prepare extra dishes.
      I am aware that he has done a tasting menu for a restaurant buy-out when the entire restaurant was 'purchased' - but not sure that's what you want!

      Realistically I don't think it would happen - even for a special customer! I had a party of 6 (3 couples) who ordered a la carte and each couple swapped plates to essentially have multiple half-portions; and that's probably the easiest way if participants are 'friendly'.

      And I think it's worth it - even without a tasting menu (and I'm friendly)!

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      1. re: estufarian

        Hello Chow-friend,
        The times you ate there, did you BYOB? What's their corkage? How's their wine selection? Any good white by the glass?
        Thx!!

        1. re: Charles Yu

          They're not licensed for BYOB.
          Mostly I've been with friends, so we typically go by-the-bottle. Selection is probably the best in the area - but if in Toronto would be 'good' rather than exceptional.

          1. re: Charles Yu

            I have a real affinity for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (SB). I love the grassy, herbal overtones of the region. To give you a frame of reference, Cloudy Bay, Oyster Bay, Kim Crawford are a few of my everyday favourites. At Blacktree, I discovered another SB from a small winery that was new to me...Appleby Lane, from the Marlborough region. I enjoyed it so much that I bought a couple of cases when i attend the Small Winemakers Club dinner. Blacktree serves this one by the glass.

        2. Hi Charles,

          Estufarian is correct. The only time that I had a tasting menu at Blacktree was when the restaurant was bought out for a special function - the Small Winemaker's Club several months ago. (Tried bear for the first time!) The restaurant is simply too small to be able to plan and do prep for a tasting menu. I am a regular customer and other than a special function have not had the pleasure. Never the less, do yourself a favour and go. You will not be disappointed. This restaurant is one of my all-time favourites and without hesitation I would identify it as one of the best in Ontario.

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          Blacktree
          3029 New St, Burlington, ON L7N, CA

          1. Yes no tasting menu but go anyway - with an open mind and playful spirit. Not every dish will be a homerun but one should be able to applaud the effort and inventiveness.

            1. Blacktree is on the top of my list of places to visit... it's rather unfortunate they don't do a tasting menu, but it won't stop me from going!

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              Blacktree
              3029 New St, Burlington, ON L7N, CA