For my birthday, we went to a small place with a small menu of option one or option two. This was fine with me because when I go for fine dining, I am going for the experience of the extraordinary. I wouldn't know what to choose because what they offered was so beyond my normal experience. I went for the one with more courses. I would not want to eat this way usually, but I loved the chance to be immersed in a kind of performance art of fascinating forms, surprising flavours, unusual textures, and exquisite presentation.