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Have you ever had a unique experience when you have dined out? That is what people are saying about the Chef’s tasting menu. They say it is truly a unique and different way to dine out. You may be served food from a six to twelve course menu. The menu could include an appetizer, soup, salad, entree, cheese and dessert. The cost per person is pretty high compared to a basic meal, and your beverage may even be charged separate.
If you want the opportunity to try a little bit of it all, then the chef’s tasting menu may be for you. This kind of menu offers variety for the taster. The meals are satisfying and leave you feeling full. After that many different courses, there is no way you will be leaving without feeling full. The experience is a chance to taste food that you might be curious about.
Food is meant to be enjoyed. And to enjoy it in a special way is a unique experience. Some say that the Chef’s tasting menu is worth the money, but others might disagree. It is really about how much you are willing to pay for a unique experience involving food.
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A Prix Fixe menu, sometimes also referred to as a “set menu,” or “fixed menu,” is a menu which features a limited number of selections per dining course, all for a combined fixed price covering the entire meal. Often seen at upscale restaurants, a Prix Fixe menu typically includes an appetizer, main entree and desert, but may also include additional courses or wine pairings, all for a single price per guest.
“Prix Fixe” is a French term meaning “fixed price” that is derived from another French phrase, “Table d’hote,” which means “host’s table.” A Prix Fixe menu is meant to mimic the type of service received when dining at someone’s home, where the host prepares several courses of a meal and all guests receive the same dishes for each course; hence why it might otherwise be referred to as eating at “Table d’hote.” It is meant to be an inviting way to dine and should make diners feel welcomed and appreciated by the chef.
Prix Fixe menus are excellent for dining out with a date, or for trying new foods. Not having to pore over a menu to make a selection gives diners more time to enjoy the company of those they are dining with, and trusting the chef can be greatly rewarding when it comes to tasting delicious dishes one otherwise might not have ordered.
Restaurants offering Prix Fixe menus most often also offer an “a la carte” menu, (a more typical type of service in the United States,) which allows diners to choose their course selections from a more extensive menu for individual prices. For those who chose not to brave the Prix Fixe selections, the chef is usually happy to accommodate requests from the a la carte menu, or sometimes even will create something special for a guest who would prefer something that is not listed on either menu type.
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