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Red Medicine tasting menu

FoodHasTheRightToMe Apr 26, 2012 11:43 AM

Does Red Medicine do a tasting menu? If so have you had it? When? How much? How was it? How many courses? Bev pairings?

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    Thor123 Jun 22, 2012 10:37 AM

    For a party of 8 or more, you must do a chef coordinated menu consisting of 2 cold dishes, 3 hot or Large format, 3 small plates and 2 deserts. We did the following:

    Heirloom Black Carrots - very good
    Amberjack - very good
    Halibut - nice presnetation
    Lamb - one of our favorites
    Wagyu Beef Brisket - another favoritie
    crispy spring roll - good but not great
    Pork Rilette - interesting presentation and tasty
    Brussels Sprouts - always a winner

    Dessert - Coconut Bavqrois and Bitter Chocolate - Group loved them both. I was stuffed and passed.

    There is no place like Red Medicine and everyone really enjoyed it.

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      Hammer19 May 4, 2012 06:22 PM

      Went last night to Red Medicine and had dinner and dessert... great meal! Get the Birch Ice dessert...so good! I asked the server after, and she told me Chef Kahn does do a tasting menu... I believe she said a 6 or 7 course menu... so it might be worth a call to confirm with the restaurant!

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      1. re: Hammer19
        adrianroberth May 6, 2012 12:04 PM

        They do offer 2 tastings. It's not on their actual menu but you can always request it. I don't recall the specifics in terms of how many courses but they are $60 and $85, a much better deal than ordering a la carte. I just did their $85 tasting less than a month ago. There was maybe around 5 savory courses, including foie gras, sweetbreads, halibut, lamb, a veggie dish, coconut bavarois, an another dessert. This was for 1. Portion sizes are about the same as the 'a la carte' menu, so it's a lot of food.

        Just b/c a restaurant doesn't list a tasting in their menu doesn't mean you can't ask. In some cases, chefs might be flexible enough to add courses and do special requests.

        1. re: adrianroberth
          adrianroberth May 6, 2012 02:43 PM

          Actually I think there might have been 5-7 savory courses, including white asparagus from holland (everyone seems to be doin that dish these days, lol) and some sort of crudo dish in a bowl. If you look at what you get for the $$$, RM is hard to beat. You're almost paying portland prices for top notch fine dining.

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        foodiemahoodie Apr 26, 2012 09:20 PM


        1. wienermobile Apr 26, 2012 04:03 PM

          In the past they have done special menus. Here is a link from last Valentines Day tasting menu. No tasting menu is currently offered at the moment.

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            Jason_King Apr 26, 2012 02:59 PM

            I don't think they do.

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