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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tasting Menus in Omaha

posted by snekse
Just want to say "Welcome" to the Omaha World-Herald readers who arrived here through today's article on fixed price menus.

Whether you call them Tasting Menus, Chef's Menus, Omakase, Prix Fixe, Kitchen Tables, Wine Dinners, or even just combo meals, they all share a common thread - you must give up at least some control over what you're going to eat (and of course a fixed price). Giving up a little bit of control means you have to be a little adventurous, but it's not like we're talking about sky diving here. It's just food.

If you haven't sampled some of the tasting menus around town, I highly encourage you to give them a try. There's no better way to quickly decide if you like a restaurant or not, than to try a bunch of food in one visit. To give you an idea of what you might encounter, I've included some links below that are related to the places mentioned in the article. You can also click the picture in the upper right-hand corner to visually whet your appetite.

There are some more Omaha restaurants that were not mentioned in the article that also serve some variation of a prix fixe menu:
  • Le Voltaire offers a bistro menu with an appetizer, entree and dessert for $30.
  • Flemming's Steakhouse offers 3 levels of "Discovery Dinners" that include wine.
  • The Tasting Room has a 6 course Chef’s tasting menu (Minimum of 4 guests, reservations required 72 hours in advance).
  • I know Darwin Bistro has talked about doing one, but I haven't heard anything from them about it yet. However, I know Paul would be willing to do something upon request if given enough notice.
  • UPDATE: I noticed the OWH has some additional restaurants listed with the online article.
For more resources, be sure to check out our List of Omaha Restaurant Websites and the Omaha Food Events Calendar.


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