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Valentino - discount on 5-course tasting + ...

Wayno Aug 12, 2013 11:11 AM

TravelZoo (LA) is offering a 5-course tasting menu with wine (1 glass) at Valentino for $135 for 2 persons or $75 for 1 person. Or a 6-course tasting menu, with wine pairings, for 10 persons in the Wine Cellar for $1,600. Good deal(s)? Here's the link:
http://www.travelzoo.com/local-deals/...

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    djquinnc RE: Wayno Aug 12, 2013 12:46 PM

    I wish I would have had the experience of Valentino in its heyday. I have been once - February 11, 2012 (I remember it was the night Whitney Houston passed away, and a completely unrelated, random fact). It was at best mediocre. And in the final analysis, completely forgettable. All I recall was a decent duck lasagne and a woefully seasoned plate of crudo. For that price, i would hightail it to Mozza for the pasta tasting menu and leave with a smile on my face.

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      wienermobile RE: djquinnc Aug 12, 2013 01:29 PM

      Unfortunately I agree with your assessment of Valentino. Very disappointing. That was almost my same experience including the Mozza recommendation.

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        The Oracle RE: wienermobile Aug 12, 2013 02:27 PM

        I don't know when the shift happened, but it could be due to some of the kitchen staff branching out to open Aroma Cafe in Silverlake. I recently visited, and it seemed like the majority of the crew were ex-Valentino employees.

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