I have a Bday this weekend, and will be going to Manresa Sunday evening for a splurge. DH forgot so we could only get an 8:30 seating. I'm thinking that may be too late in the evening to fully enjoy the tasting menu? (Boy do I sound like an old fart.) Not to mention the kitchen will probably not be thrilled. Any pointers for a 1st timer? Should we tell them its a birthday?