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Apr 28, 2012 08:18 AM

Menu Dégustation v Menu Decouverte at L'Atelier

Wife and I will be going to L'Atelier in a few weeks. Have been to L'Atelier 3 times (LV, NY, Paris). Did the Menu Decouverte (tasting menu) each time.
Was thinking about doing a custom menu off Menu Dégustation this time.
Was wondering about the size of each dish v the tasting menu. Are the dishes from the Dégustation menu roughly double the size of the dish from the tasting menu? If we each wanted our own 8 course tasting would we order 8 items from the Menu Dégustation or 16 (2 of each).
Thanks for the help!

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    1. re: Heeney

      I'd say the items from the Degustation menu aren't quite twice the size as from the tasting menu.
      For example I think there are 5 oysters vs 3 for the tasting.

      I think 8 items would be a lot of food.

      1. re: Heeney

        I think zippyh's right. It's been a while, but I believe I ordered five items, and that was a lot of food.

        1. re: Larry

          Was that 5 dishes split between 2 people? Or per person?

          1. re: Heeney

            Five dishes for one pig -- me!

            1. re: Larry

              Ok. Then the plan is for us each to get 4-5 unique dishes ( including dessert) and share. That makes a 8-10 course tasting that we customize this time.
              What about the deserts? Are they small tasting portion sizes like the rest? Or larger a la carte sizes?