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EMP LUNCH: 2-course bargain or 5-course feast?

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EMP LUNCH: 2-course bargain or 5-course feast?

non sequitur | | Nov 24, 2009 11:42 AM

I was lured into a reservation this week by the $28 prix fixe, but after looking at the gourmand menu, with urchin, foie, scallop AND venison, I'm sorely tempted to spend all this year's christmas present money at one meal (if I go with the wine pairings... and wouldn't you have to?).

Lots of EMP reviews, but since the menu is seasonal, many of the current items are new. On the prix fixe I'm leaning toward the Linguini with King Crab or the Roast chicken with black truffles (for 2).

On the 5-course, it looks like a "greatest hits" album. Anyone have insight into portion size, how long it takes, and actual experience?

Since the reservation is at 2pm, and I have nothing to do until 8pm (Steady Rain tickets), time is not much of an issue, though budget could be.

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