Maybe I am repeating an old topic, I am new to chowhound. But I am not a huge fan of tasting menus and they seem to crop up all over the place now. I'm surprised MacDonald's hasn't come up with McTasting. When I am out with a group, they take forever, I don't always like the choices and even though the portions are small I get full and bored way before the end. The theory is nice, you get to taste a little of a number of things, but I get the feeling they benefit the restaurant more than the customer.