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Babbo tasting menus and substitutions?

adam | Jan 29, 2007 01:35 PM

Does anyone know how flexible, or inflexible, Babbo is about substitutions in the tasting menus?

If, for instance, my dining partner are doing the pasta tasting menu, and I wanted to sub out a course for a different pasta from the regular menu, any ideas if that's do-able, or if they are the type of place that does not allow substitutions at all?

I am going in a couple weeks for the first time, and my guess is that we are going to do the pasta tasting with wine pairings (my first time, but she has been before, and had the pasta menu, and loved it). Although, I am very tempted at times to go a la carte to get the beef cheek ravioli, lamb's tongue vinaigrette, mint love letters, and some salumi. I'm not opposed to the tasting menu and additional dishes, but from what I understand, I will be rolling myself home at the end of the night as it is . . .

Anyway, thanks for any help.

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