Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Per Se

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This is no plain brown bag. It’s from “Per Se,” Tom Keller’s bastion of fine dining in New York City’s Time Warner Center, and its contents are all mine, mine, mine. It may be the closest I ever get to Per Se, where the prix-fixe tasting menu will set you back $275.  Per person. My son, a magazine editor, got the goody bag after an industry lunch for journalists. In one of his moments of true clarity, he gave it to the woman who endured nine months of gestation for him. That would be moi. 

Take a peek inside the bag. 

Hmm. What’s this?

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It’s popcorn, but not just plain old popcorn and butter. It’s also got truffled salt.

 Sept. 2009 201  Wait, there’s more. A slice of chocolate, almond and caramel cake:

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Oooh, it gets even better.

This box was included too. What’s inside?

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These lovely French macarons. One can only guess at the flavors. Vanilla bean? almond? coffee? chocolate?

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Sorry to cut this short, but it’s time for me to do some serious research.

You know what a stickler I am for maintaining a strong work ethic.

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  1. You raised him right! What a sweet son you have. Enjoy all those scrumptious goodies.

  2. Excellent box of goodies!

  3. Be still my heart! I pass Per Se all the time and I always want to peak in and just look.

    Do you think they will ever take part in Restaurant Week? That would be the only way I'd be able to eat there!

    That was one fabulous "goodie bag"! You raised a good son, Linda.

    PS: I like your new blog header

  4. Hi Linda,
    I love your new banner and the goodie bag - *wow* - I'm jealous! What a sweet son you have! Enjoy and hope that you are healing quickly.

  5. Macarons and popcorn with truffle salt. Over the top. I brought some truffle salt home from Paris but never thought to put it on popcorn. I'll have to think about that one. I consider it gold.

  6. How lovely of your son!! I think I know he gave it to the right person :-)