Today was my birthday so we decided to live large at Spago and order their tasting menu with wine pairings.
The meal took a little over three hours and was superb on every level. I won't bother to re-list all of the courses, since Alice did a very nice job in her post of a week or so ago.
There were a few differences between what she was served and what came today. One of them was a white aspagarus double appetizer with one side done as an asparagus salad and the other plate serving warm asparagus on toast with a very rich morel sauce. Outstanding.
All of the amuse bouches were terrific, especially the foie gras mousse on a quince tart. The quince was a perfect foil for the rich mousse.
The black sea bass and duck breast dishes were both extraordinary. I should also mention the cheese course which offered about a dozen perfectly ripe gems.
I can't say enough about this meal. It was easily the best I have had in Los Angeles in years.
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