Per Se does not, per se, Make Me Unhappy


Let me put it this way: I wasn’t unhappy with my experience. 

It’s always a special dining experience, and this time, I was able to enjoy Per Se with my mom. If you think you can beat her as an eating buddy, we can chat. Until then, enjoy the following gastronomical spectacle:


Bubbly to start 😛L1010228 L1010229 A little treat to get the meal going – puffs filled with gruyère (I think)L1010230 “Oysters and Pearls” – “Sabayon” of Pearl Tapioco with Island Creek Oysters and Sterling White Sturgeon Caviar … it’s been on the menu since the start, so go with that one if there’s a choiceL1010233 L1010232L1010234An assortment of salts and buttaL1010235L1010236“Pastrami” of Hudson Valley Moulard Duck Foie Gras – Oat “Tuile,” Honey Poached Cranberries, Garnet Yams and Pearson Farm’s Pecans served with Toasted Brioche … one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen and eatenL1010237L1010239L1010240 “Confit” Fillet of Atlantic Halibut – “Pommes Dauphine,” Heirloom Radishes, King Richard Leeks and “Gribiche”L1010241Charcoal Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster – Hobbs Shore’s Bacon “Chip,” Brussels Sprouts, Glazed Parsnips and Honeycrisp AppleL1010242*drunk blurry picture*L1010245L1010244dat alba truffle momentL1010246“Carnaroli Risotto Biologico” – Shaved White Truffles from Alba, Castelmagno “Mousseline” and “Beurre Noisette”L1010248Elysian Fields Farm’s Lamb Saddle – Salsify Root “en Feuille de Bric,” Pumpkin Seeds, Radicchio Treviso and Aged Balsamic VinegarL1010250“Tête de Moine” – Ale-Mustard “Crackers,” Pickled Pearl Onions, Hachiya Persimmon and Fennel “Relish” + CheezzzzzzzL1010251da Palette Cleanser – super gingery and fresh + assortment of dessertsL1010252L1010255L1010254L1010257L1010258

This also does not, per se, make me unlike Chick Fil-A.