Per Se

This meal at Per Se was one of my first ventures into the world of fine dining. I was invited to a family member’s birthday dinner in the private room, and having never heard of Per Se before, I had no idea what to expect. I was absolutely blown away by the entire experience — slightly overwhelmed by the menu, which was practically written in a foreign language, but at the same time very intrigued by the formality of all (I wasn’t used to my silverware being replaced after each course, nor had I ever had a meal that consisted of more than three courses). I had no idea that food could be made into something so beautiful and artistic, and taste so incredible. This meal helped to shape a new path for me — one where I began to develop a greater appreciation for food and started seeing it from a fresh perspective.

Per Se: 10 Columbus Circle (Time Warner Center)

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Oysters and Pearls (“Sabayon” of Pearl Tapioca with Island Creek Oysters and Sterling White Sturgeon Caviar)

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Truffled Egg Custard with Veal Jus and Potato Crisp

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“Macaroni n’ Cheese” (Butter Poached Nova Scotia Lobster, Parmesan Crisp, Creamy Lobster Broth, and Mascarpone-enriched Orzo)

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