Having dined here before, and enjoyed a delicious and satisfying meal, we were VERY surprised that the only option was a tasting menu. The menu Trip Advisory listed above and the one I saw printed in a magazine of menus from the Tourist Information office did not advise us that the only option was a TASTING menu, nor did the personalized menus at the restaurant.
My husband chose the 3 course menu, composed of a starter, a olive wrapped Rib Eye and a salad to finish. I had the 5 course with additional course of carrot soup and a chocolate dessert which we planned on sharing.
Don't get me wrong the food is good but more emphasis is placed on the artistic presentation of the food what I call tweezer food, items so small that they are placed on your dish with twizzers or actually painted on with a paint brush.
I can't wait for this trend to end.
The server pointed out "the 3 orange dots are the romesco sauce" I never saw nor tasted the caviar in my 1st course.
We were both completely surprised at the size of our "rib eye" it was the size of a silver dollar coin by maybe a 1/4-1/2"
Especially because we were asked how we wanted it cooked as in "medium rare", and we were in cattle country!
The dessert listed 7 items, the chocolate was painted on the plate, the prickly pear marshmallow was a one half inch By 1/8" square, and 1 tablespoon mound of gelato
The others I didn't see.
The ambience is fantastic, a beautiful restaurant, everything there is perfect. Service beyond great. If only we had known the only option available was a tasting option.
Also there were several people who didn't dress as advised, coat, tie or button down shirt. Instead they were in Levis,tee shirts and plaid shirts. They should have been seated in one of the other rooms.
As I said, I hope this tasting trend ends soon as this is such a special place.