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Mar 18, 2014 10:32 AM

Marigold Kitchen - thoughts on number of tasting menu courses?

When I first made our rez, I thought it was a prix fixe of $85 for "The Tasting Menu", but it seems that one can choose between 4, 5 & 6 courses.

I'm inclined to go whole hog (being that it's a BYOB and the cost would still be manageable).... is it a ridiculous amount of food?

Really excited after having seen the pics, but I have my limits.

TIA for any input.

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  1. Out of curiosity does the price vary based on the number of courses? If not, one would almost need to look at the number of courses and what you want to eat to know whether you want more and presumably smaller portions, or larger portions and fewer courses.

    Four courses barely seems like a tasting menu if you consider a full italian meal of ante pasta, primi, secundi and dessert..

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    1. re: cwdonald

      Yes it does. According to their facebook page:

      4 Course Tasting

      Cold Appetizer
      Hot Appetizer
      Fish or Meat

      5 Course Tasting

      Cold Appetizer
      Hot Appetizer

      6 Course Tasting

      Cold Appetizer
      Hot Appetizer
      Cheese Plate

      It sounds like I'll go for the whole sh-bang.

      1. re: linguafood

        Frankly I would go for the 5 course, and sub the cheese plate for dessert if you are allowed to... i always find a full cheese plate the way it is served in the state combined with dessert to be overkill.

        1. re: cwdonald

          I'm not a dessert person, and we will be four people dining. I'd rather have the cheese :-)

    2. I'd go whole hog, and have (counting all the little things they give you it is more like 17 "courses"):

      It was plenty of food, but I don't remember feeling too stuffed.

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      1. re: PhillyBestBYOB

        Yeah, I saw your pics (and theirs).... hard not to :-)