|At Fountain, iPads are used for the wine list; at Le Bec Fin they replace all menus|
In addition to the starting prix fixe options of $150 for dinner and $55 for lunch, diners will be able to choose a four-course, $85 evening experience or a $39 three-course midday meal. The tasting menus at all price points will still be customized to guests’ preferences, which is why an iPad menu makes sense; every bill of fare is unique, and digital is easier to customize, as well as saving wasted paper. Another benefit: though Fountain’s staff told us anecdotally it’s usually older folks who refuse to use the touch tablets, digital text can be resized and made easier to read - a feature that would benefit exactly those who disdain the devices. If a customer requests, a paper menu will be provided.
Eater comes up with another rumored tidbit: Fanucci also plans to remove several of the antique chandeliers that were a fixture in Perrier’s dining room. Most agree Le Bec Fin chef Walter Abrams’ food is top notch while remaining cutting edge - now the rest of the room is starting to catch up.