We picked Riesen based on its innovation and on previous reviews. We were not disappointed.
We went on a Monday evening - relatively early - so were not surprised to be the only ones dining (at least for the first few courses).
My expectation of a special dining experience is to be delightfully surprised with unexpected flavours, and combinations. Riesen certainly delivered in this respect. From the unusual cocktail at the outset, through the 5-course tasting menu, there were surprises at every turn: pickled radish, octopus, yoghurt crisps and more.
The fact that, without much reflection, I selected a Catena Malbec that turned out to be sensational (and not madly priced) made the evening really special.
$60 per person, $40 for the wine. A fantastic foodie experience.