The dessert tasting at Per Se is served in their salon on a first come, first serve basis. Five courses for $65, seating until 11p, and jackets for the gents are required. This one gentleman took off his jacket while drinking coffee with his silver-haired lady, and was kindly reminded to put his jacket back on. It's a serious scene here.
The tasting begins with adorable bites of raspberry cookies
Ripe cherry halves in cola syrup and vanilla bean ice cream.
It was fun. These wafery cookies were the lightest, crispiest and tastiest things ever.
Next, boysenberry sorbet, macerated raspberries and graham cracker macarons formed a very fancy version of an ice cream sandwich.
The signature "coffee and doughnuts," just as good as I remembered. The doughnuts freshly fried and airy as ever.
The best new find was the smoked cinnamon. Luscious and spicy and pure joy.
But my heart still remains with the mango black sesame. I requested multiple of these because I am a bonafide birthday brat.
And that's it! This year's birthday was sweet indeed !
Han's Nonsensical Rating: Per Se dessert tasting is solid - nothing very surprising, but everything delicious; a couple can share one dessert tasting, which is what I'd recommend, and then order something off on the side that is not covered in the tasting to have a broader experience.
New York, NY