I've been trying to find a place that has a vegetarian tasting menu as well as a "normal" one and I thought Patina might be the answer. But I was near there yesterday so stopped in to check. They only had ocean and game tasting menus. I asked if they could do a veggie one, and the hostess said the chef probably could if was warned in advance, but I don't want that. I want a place that already has one and is proud of it.
background: i've only had the pleasure of trying tasting menus a couple of times - 2 at Charlie Trotter's (both superb) and once at Maison Akira (unimpressive and dissappointing) - so considering the rarity of this occasion, I'd really like it to go to a place that does a great veggie one and a great normal one (my dining companion is the veg)