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For a supplement fee, you can select a cheese course at Penrose Room in lieu of or in addition to dessert. Organized according to characteristic — bloomy, earthy, strong, aged and firm, blue, goat and sheep — the list offers about 14 different cheeses, from favorites like port-friendly Stilton and real Parmigiano-Reggiano, to connoisseurs’ picks, such as Robiola Due Latti and Petit Basque. Plates of three, five or seven cheeses will run you $10, $17 or $23, respectively, and are accompanied by fig compote with almonds and honey. Executive chef Bertrand Bouquin relies on his extensive experience in classically French kitchens, which shines through in the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant's wonderful selection of cheeses.
For the cheese course at Penrose Room guests choose a three-, five- or seven-cheese course from a selection of 15 cheeses. The cheeses are categorized by bloomy, earthy, strong, aged and firm, blue, goat and sheep.