Per Se is one of those restaurants that’s sort of transcended the New York restaurant landscape. It’s still susceptible to snide reviews, just like any other establishment on the island of Manhattan, but at this point it’s safe to say that Chef Thomas Keller and the blue doors on the high floors of the Time Warner building are here to stay.
I’d never eaten at Per Se until recently, when American Express invited me to kick things up a notch. On any given night, you’re liable to have a magnificent dinner there, but on certain nights, very, very rarely, a select few Platinum/Black card holders get invited to hang out with the chef, ask him whatever they like, and then drown out eight courses of fine cuisine with an almost comical amount of white truffles.
This was one of those nights, and these were the questions I was able to ask him before he was whisked back to the kitchen.