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NYC: Per Se (Nov. 2012)

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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

Date: November 24, 2012

I’ve been lucky enough to try Per Se quite a few times, and going this latest time probably involved the most ridiculous story yet. The night before, we had gotten a little drunk in KTown, and we ended the night with some pho. I forgot what we were talking about, but I asked the three others if they were free for lunch the next day and then spontaneously made reservations for lunch the next day.

…Okay, maybe I was more than a little drunk. ANYWAY, it was not a great night for me. I ended up just staying awake the entire night and drinking lots of coconut water and water; I wanted to make sure I wouldn’t get a hangover and that I wouldn’t have the chance of missing lunch by oversleeping. It worked; I didn’t have a hangover! At the same time, I felt… ridiculously tired and out of it during lunch. Still, the food was great as usual!

It was also my friend’s first time trying caviar, foie gras, and truffles! (The others got the “Oysters and Pearls” and foie gras terrine dishes.) I guess it’s a great way to introduce yourself to those three luxury ingredients haha.

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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

Victor:
-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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NYC: Per Se (Sep. 2012 #1): Dinner with 2Ls!

September 24, 2012 1 comment

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

Date: September 24, 2012

Victor:
My iPhone doesn’t take very good pics at night :(.

Food:

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