Two of us had the full truffle tasting menu with wine pairings at Splendido this week. This was the first time I have eaten black truffles, and I'm glad I experienced that taste. One of the last dishes on the menu paired shaved truffles with tiny braised brussel sprouts, and I was surprised how similar they are -- both provide earthy bass notes.
I have complained about poor service at "new" Splendido in the past, but this time the service was great. For both food and entertainment quality, I would rate this tasting menu at least the equal of David Lee's in his last year at Splendido. Our meal consisted of 10 courses and 8 wine pairings, lasted over 2.5 hours, and never felt rushed or delayed. At a cost of $150 each before tax and tip, a saving of $65 each using Dining Datenight, it is a much better Christmas present than socks or underwear (or almost anything else).