Spendy Tasting Menus at Flour + Water and Michael Mina


Michael Mina’s hors d’oeuvres. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Looking for a place to masquerade (or maybe fly your true colors?) as a One Percenter? Dust off your AmEx Black Card and head to one of these extravagant dinners to celebrate decadence in all its tasty forms.

If you can get a crew of 8 to 12 flush folks together, ~FLOUR + WATER~ will arrange a customized tasting menu for your group in their new upstairs space, the Test Kitchen. Either chef Thomas McNaughton or flour + water’s chef de cuisine, Ryan Pollnow, will prepare an eight-course tasting menu tableside and serve it with commentary. Cost per person is $195, and wine pairings are available in two tiers: $80 or $120 per person. More information can be found here.

If eight courses aren’t nearly enough to satisfy your craving for decadence, put on your fat pants and head over to ~MICHAEL MINA~. They are now serving a 20-course tasting menu for up to six patrons every evening during dinner service, quite appropriately called “The Gamut.” The menu will change to reflect the seasons but will include many of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Currently, diners can look forward to the trademark ahi tuna tartare, lobster pot pie with summer squash and blossoms, and Schmitz Ranch lamb loin, among many, many other plates. The cost for the tasting menu is $245 per person, and wine pairings are an additional $150. Reservations are mandatory and can be made by calling the restaurant at 415-397-9222.