I have been to Per Se once before if you remember . Back when they first started their salon menu I was one of the first to check it out. I remember distinctly pulling on those blue doors out front and feeling incredibly embarrassed when I finally realized they were just decoration. Luckily I remember this well and Mr. T and I glided through the side glass doors rather than making the same mistake twice. Once seated we ordered a lovely bottle of Sancerre and the meal began.
Gougères- Gruyere cheese and sauce Mornay in a little orb. One of the best 5 seconds of my taste buds life- so rich and cheesey- delicious.
A special dessert for our anniversary- chocolate cake with a dollop of wonderful caramel ice cream.
So time to wrap this experience up and this one is difficult. The service and atmosphere at Per Se were impeccable. We were waited on hand and foot yet never felt that service was overbearing- something difficult to balance at some fine dining restaurants. However two of the dishes were only so so and one was an epic fail. When I’m paying this much money for a meal I expect each dish to be well thought out and executed. However one epic fail out of about 14 courses (including two courses which were pretty mind blowing) isn’t too shabby either.