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Chef's Table at L'Espalier

Suze123 | Jan 22, 2009 12:57 PM

We'll be dining at L'Espalier within the month, and I've been researching to try and figure out what will be the best dining experience. Should we do the Degustation or the "Chef's Dining Journey"? (This is part of a lovely gift I received, so money is not a huge factor, but if we do the Degustation we might get more expensive wine, which could be worth it.)

What I can't find any info on is the Chef's Table. Anyone try it? It looks interesting, but really close to the guys in the kitchen!

I wouldn't want it to be overwhelming, but if it's a special treat, with the same or similar service as the dining room, I would love to go.

Thoughts? (A little background on us: we are NYC transplants, prefer to spend money on food and wine versus material things, so far in Boston we loved Radius, No. 9 Park was too salty (was it an off night?), and Oleana. We've dined at Per Se, French Laundry, Jean George, Le Bernardin... FL being the very, very best experience.)

I found this (also posted elsewhere on the boards):

Front & Center at The L'Espalier Chef's Table
Get ready for an up-close and personal dining experience at the brand new Chef's Table at L'Espalier. Lucky diners can watch the magic unfold right from the thick of things in the heart of the bustling Boylston Street kitchen. Chef-owner Frank McClelland and his right hand man James Hackney will present guests with an unforgettable menu - prepared right before their very eyes. Here's the hitch - they only seat one party per evening (excluding Sundays) and there's only enough room for groups of two or three. Call 617.262.3023 to get your name on the list asap for this totally unique dining experience.

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