Hi. I did a search under Chanterelle and found posts from over a year ago (just post 9/11) and one other post with a general question to the effect of "is it worth it." My question is more specific. I'm going to Chanterelle next month (office dinner -- chosen by head honcho -- no negotiating -- and no concern for me about price!!!). I was wondering if anyone has done the tasting menu. You probably can't comment on the specific things included in the tasting menu as I know the menu changes, so I'm looking for more general comments -- did you do it, is it a better choice than an appetizer and main dish? Would I have to give up tasting the sausage appetizer that I've heard wonders about?
It is always a tough call for me as to whether to do a tasting menu. If I love a dish, I'd like to have a "dish" of it, not two bites! However, a tasting menu gives you the opportunity to taste many dishes and to truly see what a chef can do.
Last time my company went out as a group, to Destinee, the head honcho insisted on doing the tasting menu. I enjoyed it but generally it was a big bust -- some of my co-workers aren't that into dining adventures (if I recall correctly one of the courses was a quail egg and they were quite unhappy about that) and some don't eat meat or chocolate (allergies).
I'm really looking for some "info." to throw out when the subject comes up at the table about experiences with the tasting menu.
Thanks in advance. Love this cite!