I have been dining at Per Se many many times over the years...
And it has always been perfect in every way.
Since last year, however, its desserts have been slowly going down the hill for some reason, and now Per Se's desserts leave a lot to be desired.
I had extended menu at Per Se for the third time two months ago.
And these are what they served me for desserts that day.
1. champagne gelee with fruit bits.
2. one scoop of caramel ice ream with grated butterfinger.
3. chocolate mousse.
Sure, they were delicious, but very, very plain and boring.
I do not think they are the kind of desserts you would expect at a NYT 4 star, or Michelin 3 star restaurant. I would have been very disappointed if they had been served in a regular menu, not to mention the extended menu.
So what happened to the charmingly sophisticated desserts I used to encounter at Per Se long ago?
I have been continuously disappointed with its desserts since last year (and for that reason, I stopped going to Per Se The Salon for dessert course too) and this was my last trial. I am not going back again. And I am so sad...