Restaurants & Bars

Boston Area Dessert

Is it OK to ask for an off-menu dessert?


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars 24

Is it OK to ask for an off-menu dessert?

cbs7lb | Aug 6, 2008 05:52 AM

I'm coming to Boston from London in a few weeks with my boyfriend, and taking him out for a birthday dinner. He raves about a lemon souffle we had at a michelin starred place in Sussex (south coast of England) a while back, and I would really like to get a similar dish served up for him on his birthday.

SO: is it OK for me to ask a restaurant to cook us a lemon souffle, even though it's not on the menu? If so, where I am likely to get a "yes" and what is the etiquette? I'm looking at top-end restaurants anywhere in Boston or Cambridge - somewhere like Salts or Gargoyles or Ten Tables I think - but I am almost completely unfamiliar with Boston and would appreciate pointers on whether I'm on the wrong track. Coming from the UK, I don't want anywhere that's very European - French or Italian influence, sure, but not an out-and-out French or Italian restaurant.

And also it's on a Monday.

Any local advice would be very much appreciated! Thanks

Want to stay up to date with this post?