Finally got EMP reservations!!!
I'm in NYC every Christmas holiday season, and have been trying for 4 years now go get in to EMP. Well, I finally got a reservation for Saturday, Dec 29th @ 7pm and cannot wait.
Just wondering about a few things. Now that the format is tasting menu only, how much is the wine pairings per person, and is it worth it? And I'm assuming that I won't be overdressed in a suit and tie?
Anything else I should know about or specifically ask for?
Thanks in advance...
Some recent posts here:
"We did the wine pairing - in retrospect, I wished we had either shared the pairing or simply ordered a bottle of champagne. The wines were great, but were all whites except for one. Not our favorite."
"4 - Wine list had some great values and the somm geared us to a great bottle. Lots of decent bottles with some age for not crazy prices (though sadly not as much as there used to be). From what I saw the table next to us getting, the paired tasting was all wines from the BTG list and did not seem to be a great value. Better to go for a few glasses and then do a bottle or half bottle."
Suit and tie will be fine. Ask for a kitchen tour if you want one. Their cocktails are also excellent.
I personally can't recommend the wine pairing. I wish I'd spent the money on a nice bottle of wine instead at half the price. *sigh*
While I've never had the wine pairings at EMP, their wine list is one of my favorites: great selections at fair prices.
Congrats! I'm going Friday for lunch and cannot wait either.
To anyone that's been there before, does the duck have to be ordered for two? I loved the chicken at Nomad so I'm assuming I'll love the duck.