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At Lautrec, you’ll find constantly changing tasting menus that take advantage of the best seasonal and local ingredients. There’s no á la carte ordering at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, but we still have five recommendations to keep in mind.
1. The tasting menu. This eight-course menu shows off the best of chef Kristin Butterworth's cuisine. It changes often but might include dishes such as the restaurant’s signature pappardelle — served with black truffles and confit farm egg — or potato-crusted trout with creamy chowder.
2. The vegetarian menu. Lautrec offers a nightly tasting menu for meatless diners that takes advantage of fresh produce (think ramps, peas and white asparagus in the spring) without sacrificing creativity.
3. S’mores. The desserts here change often also, but variations on this campfire staple often show up on the menu. On a recent visit, the playful dish was served with Valrhona chocolate, marshmallow, dehydrated honey and a graham cracker.
4. Champagne and caviar. A meal here starts with full-fledged luxury — a cart is wheeled over to your table and you’re offered several types of sparkling wine and caviar. There’s no better way to start a festive evening.
5. Mignardises. Don’t skip the sweet ending to dinner at Lautrec. Your server will present you with a fully stocked cart of petit fours and mignardises — including truffles, marshmallows and other sweets, plus a whimsical selection of favorites you might recognize from childhood — such as Swedish Fish and Nerds. Stuffed? Ask for a variety packaged to go.