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Friday, January 26, 2007

Tasting menus trickle down

Posted By on 01.26.07 at 07:21 PM

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I can't lie--when I first opened this press release announcing a February tasting menu at Buddy Guy's Legends, I thought to myself, Tasting menus have jumped the shark!

But on further reflection, why so snotty? It's not like tasting menus are the exclusive purview of fancypants Chefs. In fact, on a raw February evening I'd probably be way happier noshing on jambalaya and catfish than nibbling on antelope carpaccio and pomegranate-rosemary gelee. Buddy Guy's could be at the forefront of the next big food trend: tasting menus you don't have to follow with a pizza run.

Of course, that's assuming the food's any good. I've been to Buddy Guy's once in a dozen years and I stuck to the beer. Anybody have the scoop?

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