When Frank Bruni decided to confront Fiamma about its price increases, we knew it wouldn’t take long for Team Hanson to get on the problem. Fiamma is the group’s flagship restaurant, and the critical pile-on about high prices and missing ingredients must have stung B.R. Guest. Today, the group announced the inevitable price cuts to tasting menus. Prices are dropping from $92 to $85 for the standard prix fixe menu, and the five-course dinner has been cut to $105 from $120. Fiamma has also reintroduced its full-bore seven-course menu, which will come in at $125.
NEW YORK, March 12, 2008 – In response to guest feedback about increased menu prices at Fiamma restaurant in SoHo, B.R. Guest today announces that it will reduce the prices of the three-, five- and seven-course prix-fixe menus. Moving forward, the three-course menu will cost $85; the five-course menu will cost $105; the seven-course menu will cost $125. While these prices are marginally higher than those originally presented when Chef-Partner Fabio Trabocchi took over the kitchen of the stylish Italian mainstay this past fall, they reflect the current state of the economy, which has led to increased cost of ingredients and fuel surcharges, affecting chefs and restaurateurs throughout the region. B.R. Guest recognizes and honors its obligation to respond to the feedback of its loyal guests and maintains its commitment to offering an incomparable dining experience. Fiamma is located at 206 Spring Street, New York; for reservations, call 212-653-0100; for information, visit www.fiammarestaurant.com.