So I've got an anniversary coming up and I wanted to get a table at EMP first, but couldn't get one even after calling 28 days before. I've given it some thought and would like to try Per Se instead. I assume that I won't be able to secure a reservation this late, and I'm also worried that my partner and I won't be able to handle a full tasting menu. (Typically, we can't even finish our desserts after having an appetizer and an entree each.)
The Salon seems to be a good fit for us in terms of being able to just sample a few dishes without having to commit a full tasting menu. I'm just wondering if the ambiance will be romantic enough for our anniversary dinner. I've been reading some of the other posts here and many Salon diners mention tables that sit next to a window that overlooks the city and this seems like it could be quite romantic.
I'd also like some suggestions on what to order that is available on the Salon menu. Are they generally willing to serve you a dish that is on the tasting menu that night but not on the Salon menu? I'm also a huge fan on desserts but I sadly don't like the taste of chocolate--are there any great desserts at Per Se that don't incorporate chocolate? Also, the dessert tasting menu sounds fascinating but I don't think I'd be able to eat it all on my own. Can it be shared between two? Thanks for all the advice!