Yesterday, I had a very out-of-the-ordinary lunch at Per Se. Its 4-star review in the New York Times is completely justified. Up to this point, I considered a dinner at Le Bernadin two years ago as the best meal of my life. This meal at Per Se completely surpassed that dining experience.
Thank you to my generous brother who gave me a gift certificate for my birthday! All of us at the table had the lunch tasting menu which was 5 courses. Like the NYTimes review says, the food definitely stuns one into silence. I normally hate taking food pictures while eating but all of us at the table felt compelled to document a bit of the experience without being annoying iPhone picture-takers. We were also amazed by the beautiful dinnerware.