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per se advice, please (dinner coming up on Friday)

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per se advice, please (dinner coming up on Friday)

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cobpdx | | Oct 23, 2012 02:34 PM

We are headed to per se later this week and I have noticed that a couple of the daily menus posted on line this week have listed an alternative to the Oysters and Pearls. It is listed as follows on the regular tasting menu:

Tsar Imperial Caviar
Nantucket Bay scallops, hearts of peach palm, navel orange, and mustard cress
$75 supplement

1. Has anyone had this and is it special enough to skip the O&P (which I have had before)?

2. Also, I read post from sometime last year where there was mention of leaving a supplemental tip on top of the "service" that is already included...somewhere around an additional 10%, or so. I have left an additional tip as well in the past (at French Laundry), but i've never known if I really should or how much is reasonable. For those who have been to per se or French Laundry, do you do this routinely, and if so, how much do you tend to leave? I ask because we are going with another couple who have not been previously and I would like to advise them as to the "norm" before we get there.

Thanks!

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