The French Laundry (FL) is revered by many to be America’s top restaurant. For those fortunate enough to go, they often proclaim it the best meal of their lives. While I was not so fortunate, I still believe it could impress me in the future. Thomas Keller is renowned for being a perfectionist about everything – the ingredients, the preparation, and the experience. Why, then, did many of the media outlets all it “French Laundry East?”
Per Se is the sister restaurant in NYC, manned by Thomas Keller’s star pupil, with many people saying it’s just as impressive as FL. Could Per Se be the culinary experience I was expecting at FL? Or would I be disappointed again?