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Cruz Oct 26, 2006 10:41 PM

With the help of the concierge at my hotel, I snagged one of those hard to get reservations at Per Se. Any suggestions as to which of the three menus I should try? Are there any "must try" dishes?

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    Denial RE: Cruz Oct 27, 2006 03:35 AM

    I haven't been there but a friend of mine says the white truffle risotto is the best dish she has had in her life.

    1. skigirl RE: Cruz Oct 27, 2006 03:11 PM

      Do the chef's tasting menu. No debate. Order either of the white truffle specials if they still are available (probably are). I had the polenta with white truffles a couple of weeks ago and it was, without a doubt, one of the best things I've eaten in ages. The "oysters and pearls" dish to start out also is sensational.

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        daveklop RE: Cruz Nov 2, 2006 01:37 AM

        Whatever you get -- please report back to this board, so we can all live vicariously though what will surely be a rare experience!

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          tpigeon RE: Cruz Nov 2, 2006 03:04 AM

          If they have the Wyagu steak, get it. Was the best steak I ever had by a good margin and the highlight of the meal when I went. Have fun.

          1. janedoe67 RE: Cruz Nov 2, 2006 03:12 AM

            I had the Chef's Tasting Menu about a month ago....every bite was AMAZING!!! (If I think really hard, the only slight criticism I can come up with is the lobster in one of the courses was very slightly overcooked....slightly) ENJOY!

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              Mickeymouth RE: Cruz Nov 2, 2006 03:57 PM

              Definately do the Chef Tasting Menu. you'll remember it for a lifetime. The most interesting and varied meal I've ever had. Everything was simply magnificent.

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                Cruz RE: Cruz Nov 5, 2006 01:22 AM

                Thanks for all of the suggestions. My reservation is for the end of December. I'll be sure to post to the board about my meal.

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                  JoLi RE: Cruz Nov 29, 2006 12:38 AM

                  I'm going this Sunday and heard some advice on foie gras, but can't find the details. any substitutions that I must try????


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                    alyssi RE: Cruz Nov 29, 2006 02:39 PM

                    I say do the chef's tasting menu with all possible supplements - foie gras for sure, kobe beef and/or white truffles if they have it. Do the wine pairing as well. If you're going to splurge on a meal like this, might as well go all the way. I did this for lunch there about a year ago and will never forget the meal.

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