If you want to create a memorable dining experience, sometimes you have to up the ante. While a standard three-course meal can make an impact, when you're ready to indulge, a tasting menu can be a worthwhile decadent splurge. Many Boston-area chefs and restaurants offer an extravagant experience that can’t be duplicated, and below, you'll find nine options you should consider. You may have to pay a bit more for it, but the results can be well worth it. Note: prices listed are per person. Does a tasting menu you've tried qualify as a "best meal ever"? Submit your favorite meal of all time in our contest for a chance to win $500.