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Degustation: Good dishes but left poor and still hungry.

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Degustation: Good dishes but left poor and still hungry.

RCC | Jul 13, 2008 11:28 AM

So we walked into this tiny East Village restaurant for an early Saturday dinner, glad that we snagged a couple of seats.

To cut to the chase, we were assured by the wait staff that the $50 chef's tasting menu was filling and that the dishes are larger than regular tapas portions. The sugar peas with lamb bacon, idiazabal shavings and wasabi-tinged dressing was good, and so was the skirt steak and wild mushroom dish. However, we were not the only one that found the servings to be insufficient, because, the only other group of diners at that time also ordered additional dishes on top of the tasting menu that they had. As for us, we ended up ordering the crispy pork dish to supplement our craving for more.

With 2 $50 tasting menu, 1 wine pairing, a couple of glasses of wine, and the additional crispy pork tapas dish, our bill was just over $200 for the 2 of us. We definitely don't feel that we got our money's worth with this dinner.

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