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Old 09-13-2018, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default V&A difference?

October 11 will be my 5th time at v&a.
So I'll be in the 5 timers club....hope I get a jacket.

Anyway. There is a new chef....well technically she was the sous chef and now is executive chef.

Has anyone eating there recently and also before when cheff Hummel was executive chef?

Reason for asking I just watched Tim tracker on YouTube and there review. And based on what I seen in the video I'm not as impresed as other meals. Not taking their personal review of the food. But it just seems not as good as before.
I'll definitely find out in a few weeks but just curious if anyone has multiple experiences like myself and noticed any differences.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:07 PM   #2
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I have eaten there 5 times. Dh and I have been for our 25, 30, and 35th anniversary and were looking forward to our 40th in 2020.

That said, I think they have priced us out, esp. if reviews are not coming in good with this new format.

Up until this change the price had not increased since we were there in 2105. We both had the wine pairing in the main dining room and with tip dinner was around $600. Now it will be just under $1000 for the 2 of us in the main dining room with the wine pairings. We have put up with the price increases over the years as well as the reduction of using TIW, but going from $600 to $1000 overnight is just outrageous to me.

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Old 09-13-2018, 03:24 PM   #3
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I agree. The 7 or 10 course is gone. But frankly I always got the 10 course.

And not tiw sucks. One thing I have noticed with restaurants. Being a kitchen manager/chef director for many years. If you keep the food exactly the same. But Increase the price.....you customers will immediately state the food isn't worth the price, or say it's not as good as before. I have been through this many times...
The perceived value of the item comes into play.

And looking at reviews and videos. I'm a bit sceptical. Especially with the price increase. And I'm paying for 4 of us... which I'm fine with.

Another thing I didn't like...if your a non seafood person. You are getting the same dish, less seafood, and sub asparagus? Or a.peice of ham instead of alakan crab.

There is a huge price difference between the 2 but you pay the same?

My last meals when something was subbed out I had something in it's place that was price comparable.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:50 PM   #4
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I simply cannot justify $1000 for a single meal for 2. no way, no how.

That is a good chunk of change towards a trip to Paris for a great meal...
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:54 PM   #5
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I must have been living under a rock to miss that V&A's is $500pp now.
Wow.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:11 PM   #6
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I simply cannot justify $1000 for a single meal for 2. no way, no how.

That is a good chunk of change towards a trip to Paris for a great meal...
V&A has never been up our alley as we aren't 'foodies.' We'll take a good steak over a more 'sophisticated' meal any day of the week. That said, you'd never catch me even thinking about spending that much money on a meal. A $250 night at a steakhouse for the two of us is an absolute splurge for us, and is something we've only done a couple of times in our lives. Most of the time, anything over $75 for the two of us is a high-end night.

Sorry, at least for us, no food is THAT good!
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:13 PM   #7
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old price $185 + $65 for wine pairing x 2 + 20% tip = $600

new price $235 + $150 for wine pairing x 2 + 20% tip = $924

Sorry 924 not 1000. But still.......

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Old 09-13-2018, 04:14 PM   #8
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am i missing something? the 7 course in the main dining room is listed for 185$ per person and 250$ per if you want the wine pairing, is that not correct?
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:17 PM   #9
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am i missing something? the 7 course in the main dining room is listed for 185$ per person and 250$ per if you want the wine pairing, is that not correct?
Things have recently changed. It is now 8 - 12 courses (smaller plates) and no choices. You use to be able to choose from a selection of 2 for each course.

See new pricing above.

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Old 09-13-2018, 04:28 PM   #10
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Wow! I was planning to try and get the Chef's Table for our trip next summer, but I may have to pass. IIRC the Chef's Table when we did it in 2015 for two of us was around $700-$800 including one wine pairing that we shared and tip. The funny thing was they didn't let us share the wine glasses and didn't do a half pour for each of us. Our servers gave us each full pours. I reminded both of them that we only ordered one pairing, and they said, "Close enough, right?" It was awesome and we were both feeling pretty good by the end of the meal. We gave them a 30% tip for the great service. We also had the additional offerings that they do that cost a little extra.
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