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Is it OK to ask for an off-menu dessert?

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Is it OK to ask for an off-menu dessert?

cbs7lb | Aug 6, 2008 05:52 AM

I'm coming to Boston from London in a few weeks with my boyfriend, and taking him out for a birthday dinner. He raves about a lemon souffle we had at a michelin starred place in Sussex (south coast of England) a while back, and I would really like to get a similar dish served up for him on his birthday.

SO: is it OK for me to ask a restaurant to cook us a lemon souffle, even though it's not on the menu? If so, where I am likely to get a "yes" and what is the etiquette? I'm looking at top-end restaurants anywhere in Boston or Cambridge - somewhere like Salts or Gargoyles or Ten Tables I think - but I am almost completely unfamiliar with Boston and would appreciate pointers on whether I'm on the wrong track. Coming from the UK, I don't want anywhere that's very European - French or Italian influence, sure, but not an out-and-out French or Italian restaurant.

And also it's on a Monday.

Any local advice would be very much appreciated! Thanks

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