Two hours into your anniversary dinner and you’ve already consumed five courses, each paired with a glass of wine, a handful of rolls from the bread concierge (he offered!) and a few tiny amuse bouche while glancing through the menu and more is on the way. Welcome to the art of the tasting menu, an experience that’s supposed to enlighten through a succession of chef-curated plates. All of the city's fanciest fine-dining restaurants offer some version of this multi-course extravaganza, and the experience doesn't come cheap. Click through the slideshow below to hear about some of the priciest, most epic meals around and let us know about your favorites in the comments.