May 11, 2010

Per Se in NYC by Mr. Thomas Keller

Having had the opportunity to dine in one of New York's finest restaurants and then get a personal tour of the kitchen, I had had HAD to document my experience!

Per Se, located in Time Warner building overlooking Central Park is THE finest fine dining restaurant in NYC! We had to wear formal attires and our lunch lastest 5 and a half hours!

The last time I ever ate like this was when Mr. Sergio Herman was in Singapore in 2008 at The Cliff restaurant on Sentosa and it was my husband's birthday dinner : ).
This time round, my husband, being in the F&B industry, had been in contact with Mr. Thomas Keller and had made reservations weeks in advance.

Per Se's kitchen is so perfect, so squeaky clean and SO organized! There was not even a grain of rice or a fly-away chopped onion to find on the floor!! All the veggies, meats and fish are all documented on their tupperwares, stating specifically who cleaned them, what date and time it was refrigerated, immaculate! The kitchen is like twice the size of the dining area and all the chefs were working away like busy bees getting dinner ready, unbelievable!
I know I sound so silly, I mean, what else would you expect woman??? 

Hers's some information on Thomas Keller:
Thomas Keller (born October 14, 1955) is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. He and his landmark Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, have won multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation, notably the Best California Chef in 1996, and the Best Chef in America in 1997. The restaurant is a perennial winner in the annual Restaurant Magazine list of the Top 50 Restaurants of the World.
In 2005, he was awarded the three star rating in the inaugural Michelin Guide for New York for his restaurant Per Se, and in 2006, he was awarded three stars in the inaugural Michelin Guide to the Bay Area for The French Laundry. He is the only American chef to have been awarded simultaneous three star Michelin ratings for two different restaurants.

What I ate that day, to name a few, consisted of Minestrone Soup, Macaroni and Cheese, Coffee and Donuts, the true american menu. Here are some pics!

*The last pic is the 3 of us after that grand meal, (so full to the point of illness but filled with glee and contentment for having experienced gluttony), in a cab on our way home to just lay down and not eat for the next 12 hours at least!

1 comment:

aunty aud said...

wa...the last photo in the car, you looked like you were kidnapped by mafias!!!