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Somewhat odd tasting menu question...

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Somewhat odd tasting menu question...

cyberroo | Apr 2, 2009 01:12 PM

I'm familiar with tasting menus at places like French Laundry/Per Se or at chef's tables (like Patina in LA), but I'm not as familiar with the etiquette/process at places that have a regular menu and also list a chef's tasting menu option, but don't include the actual menu. In other words, when the dinner menu ends with "Chef's Tasting Menu, 6 courses, $90" - how does that work?

I'm assuming that they ask about preferences, etc? For instance, I'm not a big seafood eater, but I love duck. I'm thinking about doing a tasting menu for my birthday, but I don't want to end up disappointed that I didn't get to try the duck and had to eat scallops!

I feel silly for asking, but I figure I'll feel a lot more foolish asking at the restaurant!

(I'm looking at going to Redd in the Napa Valley, if anyone has specific experience).

Thanks!

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