This year I moved to an area with a lot of nice mom and pop places, but very little high end dining.
It is time to move from eating pigs feet to eating high on the hog for a while. So I plan to do a tasting menu crawl of restaurants Ive been reading about for years.
I am a little intimidated reading some of the past posts. Is there anything I should consider? Do they give you a menu with the dishes of the night or just announce each course? I dont eat fois gras. Do I tell them that at reservation time or when I get there.
Im planning on eating out on Thursday nights. My thought is Friday/Saturday, too busy. The rest of the week too slow.
Any special etiquette considerations?
Ok, I DID do one tasting menu at French Laundry with a group of Chowhounds (that was a tasting menu, wasnt it?) However, I just sat back while others were in charge.
Or should I just skip it and order off the regular menu as this article suggests.
Really, this isnt my style, but I think I should experience a few and stop making fun of what I dont know about. If its a disaster, well, at least the posts about the experience should be entertaining.
I only have one friend so far who will do this with me for one dinner. Can you do tasting menus alone?