Tribeca restaurant, Compose, features a 10-course tasting menu where they want to surprise you at every course.
Truthfully, the menus are printed during the course of the meal and sometimes you don’t know what you’ve had until the end of the meal.
“We don’t give you the menu when you walk in because we don’t want you to have any idea of what’s coming,” said Nick Curtin, chef at the new TriBeCa spot. “We don’t want you to have any preconceived notions….We want everything to be fresh and new as it lands next to you.”
You can have a similar experience at David Chang’s Momofuku Ko restaurant where there is no menu at all. Or at Brooklyn Fare’s chef’s table where the menu for a 20-course meal is only a list of basic ingredients.