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NYC: Per Se (Feb. 2013)

February 15, 2013 4 comments

Author: Victor
Restaurant: Per Se
Exec Chef: Thomas Keller
Chef de Cuisine: Eli Kaimeh

Date: February 15, 2013


I haven’t had the chance to go to Per Se in quite a while, and I was lucky enough to have the chance to try Per Se again this weekend! I’m happy I made the trip as I got to try out a few extra courses, some from the vegetable section and some that they played around with.

The cauliflower terrine was especially excellent. It’s the highlight of the meal for me, and it was one of the best vegetable courses I’ve had in my life. Also, the beef course was spectacular. (The beef ones tend to be haha.)

ALSO, SOMEBODY PROPOSED TO HIS FIANCÉE THIS MEAL!!! It. Was. Awesome. A waiter carried this huge covered dish to their table (I had never seen a covered plate that big and was wondering what the heck it was…), and the proposal and ring were underneath. It was a subtle proposal that definitely surprised her, and she said yes to him!

All the symptoms of sudden euphoria were there haha: the increased heart rate and breathing, dilated pupils, and higher-pitched speech. She was basically radiating joy. Heck, she was so happy that we couldn’t stop smiling for quite a while. To quote Michelle, “she made my day!”

Good food + good company + a proposal that I got to witness = a successful meal!

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NYC: Per Se (Oct. 2012)

October 29, 2012 2 comments

Author: Victor
Restaurant: Per Se
Exec Chef: Thomas Keller

Date: October 27, 2012

We had the typical nine-course with some additions and modifications:
1. We exchanged the oyster and pearls dish for the uni panna cotta, and we switched the scallop course for the lobster roll.
2. Our server added in a few extra dishes, such as the vichyssoise, Pacific kampachi, and vanilla bean–roasted bay scallop.
3. We added the white truffle tagliatelle as an extra dish.
4. I exchanged the lamb for the Wagyu brisket, while my friend kept the lamb.

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NYC: Per Se (Sep. 2012 #2): Koonho’s Birthday

September 30, 2012 2 comments

Authors: Victor and Monty
Restaurant: Per Se
Exec Chef: Thomas Keller
Chef de Cuisine: Eli Kaimeh

Date: September 30, 2012

-We celebrated Koonho’s birthday today; he turned 29 a few days ago (and has received countless “old” jokes since).
-One thing I like about Per Se is that they’ll print out a custom menu if you tell them in advance. Our menus said “Happy Birthday Koonho” and also had no listed prices. It’s definitely a nice touch to make the whole experience more memorable for everyone! The birthday boy or girl also gets this delicious chocolate-mousse cake (which had hints of coffee, too)! Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture of it :(.

Monte: Hi, Helen!

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