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Two for One 6 course tasting menus at Hugo's in Portland ME

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kimfair1 Feb 1, 2012 10:05 AM

My favorite restaurant in New England is Hugo's. I find Chef Evan's food clever, inventive, and delicious, and normally when my wife and I dine there, we go with the six or eight course blind tasting menus. Generally there is 2-3 seafood offerings, followed by 1-2 meat/poultry courses, and a dessert course. Though each course is small, the six courses together are plenty of food (I've never left there hungry and I'm a big guy!).

As a winter special Hugo's is offering this 6 course blind tasting for $45 (normally $90). This is a phenomenal deal, and urge anyone who hasn't tried Hugo's to take advantage of this deal. The deal is valid Tuesdays- Saturdays, with the exception of Valentine's Day.

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    Dan269605 Aug 13, 2012 05:48 PM

    How much are the tasting menus? Not listed anywhere...

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      bobbert Aug 13, 2012 07:04 PM

      Kimfair will know for sure but I think you're looking at $90 pp
      for six courses and $120 for eight. Once you start drinking you can get into some serious cash but if they're on it can be worth it.

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        kimfair1 Aug 14, 2012 05:45 AM

        That's about right. They used to put the cost on the web site, but I see it's no longer listed.

    2. trufflehound Feb 2, 2012 10:23 AM

      Do they offer a wine pairing with this?

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        bobbert Feb 2, 2012 11:37 AM

        Their web site says beverage pairings are available. I'll be finding out for sure in a few hours.

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          kimfair1 Feb 2, 2012 06:59 PM

          When we eat at Hugo's we always get paired wines with the blind tasting. I'm sure it won't be two for one like the food, but I'm equally sure it will be available.

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            bobbert Feb 2, 2012 07:57 PM

            Yep, its available and even though it costs about as much as the tasting it was well worth it. My son and I each Just had the 8 course tasting (also 2for 1) and even though I'm not a big wine guy (I drink a lot of it but to be honest, I really don't know too much about it) the pairing is almost a must as it really brings out the best in each course. Miyake is one of my favorites - my son did their 7 course Omakase for lunch (with mom) followed by Hugo's for dinner and thought Hugo's was the hands down winner. I guess its good to be him.

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              kimfair1 Feb 3, 2012 05:07 AM

              Awesome! What a lucky guy to have two meals like that in one day! Glad to hear the 8 course is also 2 for 1, as that is our usual preferred one (but we were going to do the 6 course if the 8 course wasn't 2 for 1). Thanks for the report!

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        kimfair1 Feb 1, 2012 12:17 PM

        I forgot to mention, this special is running through the end of April.

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          bobbert Feb 1, 2012 11:39 AM

          Thanks! Was debating between Fore St and Hugo's for dinner tomorrow. You just made my decision an easy one.

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