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Jun 8, 2013 06:02 AM

Per Se now has a new prix fixe system for lunch.

Per Se's lunch menu used to offer three different versions: tasting menu, vegetarian menu, and simplified lunch menu.

Now, they have eliminated the simplified menu and instead, offer prix fixe options out of the tasting menu:
* full 9 course tasting menu $295 (service included)
* 7 course $235 (service included)
* 5 course $195 (service included)

For 7 course, which I had, we can get either one seafood/fish dish & two meat dishes, or two seafood/fish dishes & one meat dish.
This was good for me because I am a bit tired of Per Se's butter poached lobster (although it is very good, I had it too many times) and I could skip it.
We can also choose from either cheese or sherbet.

Per Se also has a few new dishes that have replaced its previous signature appetizers/ petit fours now. It seems oysters & pearls has been replaced by cauliflower panna cotta with sterling white sturgeon caviar.

I also loved Per Se's Japanese Miyazaki beef this time, which was so flavorful and tender.

Service was impeccable, as usual.

Dessert was nothing to write home about... the only complaint I have about Per Se these days... Where have all those sophisticated desserts of Per Se gone?

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  1. Did I read that right? They're getting rid of Oysters & Pearls?

    4 Replies
    1. re: lexismore

      I am not sure whether it's gone forever, but the tasting menu I saw didn't have it. Instead, it had Cauliflower Panna Cotta with Caviar (or Tsar Imperial Caviar for a supplement, as usual)

      1. re: kosmose7

        The oysters and pearls dish is my favorite course. It would be a shame if it was eliminated.

        1. re: ellenost

          Just saw their website last night. They are still serving oysters and pearls.

    2. So for the 7-course, you get one less seafood or meat dish (your choice)? What else do you not get vs. the 9-course? I couldn't quite figure it out.

      1 Reply
      1. re: deepfry7

        As I mentioned above, you also have to choose from either cheese or sorbet.