Celebratory dinner, $100/person for food, EMP, Annisa, Corton, or...
We've got a 5-year anniversary coming up in May and are trying to decide where to celebrate it. We're thinking around $100/person for food only (not including drinks, tax, tip). Thoughts I've had:
EMP's 4-course dinner
Annisa's 5- or 7-course tasting
Corton (do they accommodate vegetarians?)
1) My wife is a vegetarian; I eat everything
2) We'll also hopefully be celebrating the one-month birthday of our first little one (who we'll be leaving with the grandparents), and so EMP's new 3-day cancellation policy might be a little tough (I've had enough friends with newborns who have had to cancel plans last-minute)
Corton's 5-course prix-fixe is $115. From what I've heard, they do accommodate vegetarians.
We recently did Annisa's 7-course prix-fixe. Delicious! At $98, it meets your budget.
This was our first dinner at Annisa, and I thoroughly enjoyed Anita Lo's Asian-accented cuisine. However, I'd pick Corton because we've been there several times, and I find Paul LIebrandt's very complicated cuisine both astonishing and seriously delicious. Plus, his pastry chef Shawn Gawle is amazingly talented. I've always loved his desserts, which I first had when he was at Veritas.
P.S. jaba, please shoot me an email via my blog. Thanks! :)