How often does EMP change its tasting menu? Do the "single ingredient" dishes on the main menu change at the same frequency? We went in January and enjoyed but weren't overwhelmed by the tasting menu, but we're lucky enough to be going again with guests in the next few weeks. If we order the tasting menu, will it be largely the same New York-themed "big apple and black and white cookie" menu or have they moved on to something more spring-like? We're trying to decide whether to spend the big bucks again on the tasting menu or go with the four course approach. Given the price tag, I don't want to repeat the tasting menu if it's more or less the same thing.
Also, we're about to start the fun of trying to make reservations. Is the lunch tasting menu the same as the dinner tasting menu (only less expensive because it's lunch)? Is it fewer courses? They still do lunch only during the week, right? I think we'll try for dinner but lunch may end up working better.