My wife and I are going to La Pergola for our splurge honeymoon meal in Rome, and I have been keeping a close eye on the menu. Apparently it changes each month, which is lovely. Having said that, I thought the 9-course "Gourmet Menu" (tasting menu) looked better in previous months than this one. So, I have a few questions:
1. When going a la carte (three courses, plus perhaps a cheese and dessert course), are the courses any larger? I am dying to try the signature dish, Fagottelli "La Pergola", which on the tasting menu seems to consist of about six pieces of pasta at the center of the plate. Great for a 9-course extravaganza, but a little less great for a 3 - 5 course meal.
2. Neither the fagottelli or the Veal Tail "La Pergola" are on this month's tasting menu, which is why I'm considering going a la carte in the first place. I was wondering if the tasting menu could be customized at all? Could I switch out one of the nine courses for the fagottelli and another, perhaps, for the veal tail?
3. The mystery of the "Grand Dessert". This is a course I MUST have, ha ha. I know it can be purchased a la carte, but I'm wondering what the price is? The cheese course is included as a tasting menu course (25 euros a la carte) as is the Grand Dessert. Nowhere on the menu is the Grand Dessert listed outside of the tasting menu, so I'm curious about its cost.
Thank you for any help and advice.