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How to order à la carte at Michelin 3-star restaurants?

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How to order à la carte at Michelin 3-star restaurants?

Mango26 | May 24, 2009 12:34 PM

Until now I have only ordered degustation menus, adding or exchanging dishes here and there.

It seems to be better to order set menus in some restaurants (L'Arnsbourg), while other chefs do not even offer degustation menus (L'Ambroisie).

How do I order à la carte?
What should I keep in mind?
Is it ok to make special requests for dishes on your first visit or should I wait until they know me as a guest?

Strangely many three stars have not had soups or consommés on their menus when I visited.

For me a meal isn't complete without a soup.
But I guess soups/consommés are one of those things that are hard to impovise, aren't they?

On the other hand I'm sure they always have a wonderful stock cooking in the kitchen.

This is turning into a monologue; what do you think?

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