My husband and I made a reservation for dinner at Per Se on Sunday, Feb. 8th, 2010, hoping that we would be able to catch Jonathan Benno before he left. I called today, to find out that his last day was last weekend! This might be a silly question, but is it still worth trying Per Se without Benno? We actually just missed Corey Lee when we ate at French Laundry this past summer, and we had a less than stellar experience. I'm sure the other chefs who remain at Per Se are wonderful, but I'm just a bit wary of spending that much on a meal again when a kitchen is going through transition.
Any thoughts? Thanks!