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Has anyone been to both EMP and Veritas? HELP!

j.jessica.lee | Dec 7, 2009 11:27 AM

I need some help in deciding between EMP and Veritas for a special sister's Christmas dinner on Wednesday. I have the reservations booked tentatively that night, but am having the hardest time deciding which to choose. What are the hors d'oeuvres and amuses and mignardises situations at each? And just to throw it into the mix, we were also considering SHO Shaun Hergatt... Too many choices and too many things sound good.

For instance, I am dying to try both the Goat's Milk Cheesecake and the Tahitian Vanilla Souffle at EMP, as well as either the venison or the duck for two. And the ricotta gnocchi and Hawaiian prawns sound amazing as well. I've heard things about their ricotta.

But then at Veritas, I am lured by the uni chitarra which looks absolutely incredible. As well as the venison, which sounds slightly better to me than the version at EMP, or even the duck breast. The only thing that doesn't strike it for me, at least from the descriptions, is the dessert. What did you all experience as far as desserts were concerned?

Did any of you have a strong feeling as to which was the better restaurant? Had the better food or service or overall experience?

Thank you so much! Will definitely report back!

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