Headed for a trip in a couple of weeks. I've been keeping an eye on the boards and also on various hotel websites. Doesn't seem like there's a lot of discussion about some of the latest offerings.
What I had in mind was something like what Daniel Boulud or Craftsteak was offering regularly last year. Pre-fixe from their regular menu for a set amount. Seems like most of the sites have taken down any mention of these kinds of deals. These kinds of deals were perfect for me dragging nascent hounds to try something different. The kind that are willing to try something new but afraid of spending a lot of money on something they'll regret. They're more used to eating middle end at less cost as their splurge meal. Something like Mon Ami Gabi for example. Boulud's $45 deal was a hit when we tried it. Enoteca San Marco is another one I've converted them into with success.
Thanks for any suggestions!