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Kathy YL Chan's Top 10 'Sugar Rush' Sweets in NYC

New York Kathy YL Chan 13 comments

After six years of writing about a sweet a day in New York, it's time for me to say farewell to the Sugar Rush beat. Looking back are the journey, here are ten of the sweets I'll never forget. More

First Look: Per Se's $65 Five Course Dessert Tasting

New York Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

It's sort of like a dream come true isn't it? Five courses of plated dessert (not to mention sweet amuses and mignardise), from Pastry Chef Elwyn Boyles. Per Se's recently launched $65 dessert tasting menu is served exclusively in the Salon, which means that you can walk in on a whim any day of the week to indulge. And what a way to go. The menu changes frequently, incorporating both classic Per Se favorites (hello, "Coffee and Doughnuts") along with new, inventive numbers. More

We Chat With: Chef Eli Kaimeh of Per Se

New York Jacqueline Raposo 4 comments

Chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh calls to mind Per Se's combination of intensity and artistry. We chatted with him about the flavors he loves, the relationship between Per Se and its sister restaurant, The French Laundry, and what makes Per Se so New York. More

Sugar Rush: After-Dessert Desserts at Per Se

New York Robyn Lee 11 comments

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] The main question I've received after eating at Thomas Keller's three Michelin-starred restaurant Per Se about two weeks ago is, "Was it worth it?" As someone who rarely eats anywhere with a dress code or orders... More

Top Five Fancy-Pants Doughnuts in New York City

New York Kathy YL Chan 15 comments

"Fancy pants" doughnuts reside in higher-end restaurants, where the plates of fried dough might average $10. A higher price, to be sure—but one that factors in the cost of service and personal real estate at a classy establishment. More

Per Se's Kitchen, Still Well-Stocked and Watching the French Laundry on Flat-Screen TV

New York Erin Zimmer 3 comments

Watching Per Se from the French Laundry's kitchen in California. Photograph from pellis on Flickr Per Se may be feeling a 10 percent drop in reservations, as the New York Times reports, but you wouldn't know it by the... More

Recession Priced 'Salon Menu' Coming to Per Se

New York Robyn Lee Post a comment

Although burger prices may be going up, prices at Per Se are going down—kind of. Frank Bruni shares the details of Per Se's new recession-friendlier dining option at Diner's Journal. Starting on Wednesday the restaurant will offer a "salon menu"... More

Cooking from Thomas Keller's 'Under Pressure'

Tam Ngo 23 comments

Over the weekend, my good-humored boyfriend, Al, and I tackled two recipes from Thomas Keller's latest cookbook, Under Pressure, an ode to sous vide cooking. Here's how the book held up. More

Win Tickets to Thomas Keller Event This Weekend

New York Erin Zimmer Closed

We have two tickets to a Thomas Keller event at the Astor Center this Saturday at 6:30 p.m., celebrating his new book Under Pressure. Keller will join his friend and co-author Michael Ruhlman, along with Per Se chef de... More

A Photo Tour of the Per Se Kitchen

New York Adam Kuban Post a comment

Mark at the blog Black Napkin goes behind the scenes at Per Se and comes back with a series of beautiful photos. He says: It was eerily silent. Everything and everyone was moving in perfect unison, as if they... More

New York City's Best Dining Experiences

New York Ed Levine 11 comments

Like most serious eaters, I've been searching for deliciousness my whole life, but sometimes, even I acknowledge there's often more to eating out than great food. Obviously for me the food is paramount, but there are other factors that go into judging great restaurants. More

I'm in a Doughnut State of Mind

New York Ed Levine 16 comments

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking about doughnuts, both in NYC and elsewhere. And my conclusion is not pretty, especially when it comes to doughnuts in Gotham. Basically, I've concluded that New York is a lousy doughnut town.... More

The Whole World is Reading: Per Se Take 2

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

Our Per Se waiter offered us a tour of the kitchen. We walked into the eerily silent, pristine kitchen, and who was there to greet us? Jonathan Benne, the chef there, who laughed when we started discussing the merits of... More

15 Courses, $210, and One Hot Dog

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

If anybody in the blogosphere ever doubted the power of our chosen medium, the story I'm about to tell will make a believer of any naysayer in the old media world. Arthur Sultzberger, Jr. at the New York Times and... More

One meal, $210, A Happy Camper?

New York Ed Levine Closed

Can one meal be so good that it's worth $210 before wine, tax and tip? Well I'm going to find out today when I have lunch at Per Se, which I sometimes refer to as the Church of Thomas... More

Michelin madness

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

I went to the ridiculous party Michelin threw for its new New York Red Guide to hotels and restaurants. There were lots of chefs there. In typically haughty French fashion, the invitation requested we wear ties (I'm surprised they didn't... More

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