My dinner plans have changed and I am no longer limited to the Lincoln Center area as originally planned. After reading the positive EMP reviews on this board I finally have an opportunity to give it a try. Here's the question. Is it the tasting menu that is so incredible, or can one do fine with the three- or four-course prix fixe menu? I vaguely recall that at least some of the posts referred to the tasting menu and I wanted to check on this before going. I'm sure the tasting menu is incredible but I'm just not sure the whole table will want to do it, not to mention the higher associated cost.