Per Se is a part of the infamous Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, and is the New York interpretation of The French Laundry. Per Se is featured with spectacular views of Central Park and Columbus Circle, and is a truly incredible dining experience. This is probably one of the best meals I have ever had. To top it off, at the end of my meal I was presented with a box of over 20 different chocolate truffles to choose from, and was sent home with a box of almond cookies!
The restaurant is Chef Keller’s second three-Michelin-starred property featuring his daily nine-course tasting menu and a nine-course vegetable tasting menu using classic French technique and the finest quality ingredients available. An interesting fact -during your nine-course tasting there is never a repeated ingredient during your meal. If nine-courses is a little intimidating to you or your stomach you can always dine in the salon and order items individually, like I did. There is also a five-course dessert tasting menu, which was an obvious choice!
An award-winning wine list, boasting more than 2,000 bottles, complements the menu. The list highlights a collection of older wines as well as wines from small producers that are released in limited quantities. Per Se is a member of French-based associated Relais & Chateaux, Relais Gourmands and Traditions & Qualité organizations, recognized for their dedication to maintaining the highest international standards for hospitality and culinary excellence.