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Michael Mina's XIV - Full Gamut Report


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Michael Mina's XIV - Full Gamut Report

Perceptor | | Dec 15, 2008 02:55 PM

What an amazing dining experience my wife and I had last thursday...... as my wife and I were going over their 35 item menu and trying to choose which ones to order, I noticed the $250 "Gamut" option... thinking that it was a per person cost, i overlooked that option... i asked our waitress what is the $250 Gamut option... she then told us it was eating all 35 items on the menu for $250 TOTAL for the both of us... i then yelled.. "bring it on"... after i ordered it, we were very excited that we will get to taste all 35 items on the menu but were scared because we didnt wear stretchy pants :-) My picture link below will take you through our 4 hour journey....

To summarize our experience at XIV:
All 36 items (we had 1 extra for the birthday girl) were perfectly executed..
Cheese plates are levels beyond any other restaurants
Desserts are from outer space... so creative and delicious
The most food passionate wait staff we have EVER experienced... they are all foodies and their excitement of the food really shows

We did it. My wife and I finished every single dish with no leftover on any of the 36 courses. We are insane. It was one of most memorable dining experience ever. I can finally say "I ate the entire menu!!!"

Here is our 36 course 4 Hour Journey:

ps - thank you Kevin H for your awesome report in October...

- Perceptor