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BEST Tasting Menu

2014 BEST Tasting Menu

O Ya

Boston

An epic tasting menu, when properly executed, should leave you enthralled and satisfied, not stumbling out of the restaurant in a food coma. O Ya understands this, which is why its 17-course omakase strikes a tantalizing balance between indulgent, rich… read more »

2012 BEST Tasting Menu
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L’Espalier

Boston

Chef Frank McClelland’s celebrated dining room offers not one, but two extravagant tasting options. There’s the “Seasonal Degustation”—a six-course meal headlined by dishes like Hudson Valley foie gras (take that, California!) with angelica and oatmeal-nut tuile, or lamb alongside roasted… read more »

2011 BEST Tasting Menu

T.W. Food

Cambridge

Experiencing a chef’s tasting is as much about entertainment as nourishment—and nobody plays with his food quite like chef Tim Wiechmann. He serves up whimsical, hyperseasonal preparations like wheat-berry fettuccine with porcini, or riffs on a French; le flottante by… read more »

2010 BEST Tasting Menu
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Clio

Boston

All too often, a chef’s tasting simply comprises diminutive versions of regular-menu offerings, followed by a not-so-teeny tab. Done right, though, it’s a chef’s chance to do something truly imaginative or showcase some fleeting and wonderful seasonal ingredients. At his… read more »

2007 BEST Tasting Menu

Salts

Cambridge

A tasting menu should be a culinary adventure, not an overpriced prix fixe. At Salts, chef Gabriel Bremer delivers five tantalizing dishes, from Jerusalem artichoke soup with morels and goat cheese to the stunning ballotine of chicken served with fava… read more »

2006 BEST Tasting Menu
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Pigalle

Boston

Tasting menus are so in vogue that it seems only a matter of time before McDonalds rolls out a McTasting. But at Pigalle, chef Marc Orfaly’s five- and seven-course menus are anything but watered-down. Each course hits the high notes… read more »