Torrisi Italian Specialties is raising the cost of both its lunch and dinner menus to $100 each. That's a $20 jump for the dinnertime tasting menu, and a $30 jump for lunch. And along with the change in price come some major changes to the menu. For one thing, the $160 20-course tasting menu is no longer an option. The current seven-course prix fixe, meanwhile, will be replaced by an eight- to 10-course tasting for both lunch and dinner. Partner Jeff Zalaznick tells Ryan Sutton:
The $100 menu will be eight-10 courses and will be conceived by the chefs based on a list of special ingredients. There will be a variety of different dishes served from the same ingredient each night so you may get a different dish than the person you're dining with, and the table next to you may be getting some different dishes than what you're getting.The dining room has also been rearranged to include a little less seating, and the service is getting an update so that the kitchen can get in on the action. Now the cooks and chefs will be be cooking, plating, and explaining quite a few of the courses "right in front of you," in order to give diners "a deeper connection and more comprehensive understanding of the food." The team has also come down on the side of the anti-tippers in the ongoing gratuity debate, and Zalaznick says they are considering introducing a service-included pricing model some time in the future.
· Torrisi Raises Lunch & Dinner Price to $100 [TPH]
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