Hey, Did You Know That Tasting Menus Are Super-Calorific?

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Photo: Courtesy of Per Se

Zagat Buzz has a nutritionist estimate the calorie count of tasting menus at L’Atelier (1,470 calories), Per Se (2,320), wd~50 (2,465), Alinea (3,045), and the newly opened Compose (1,910). No surprise that at least one of them exceeds the USDA’s suggested daily allowance — a few years ago New York hired a food-testing lab to analyze a nine-course meal at Per Se and it clocked in at 2,416 calories, or about four and a half Big Macs.

How Many Calories Are in Those Epic Tasting Menus? [Zagat Buzz]
Related: Per Se, Per Calorie [NYM]