Originally Posted by aravenel
Axelman, what wine did you end up with at Per Se? How was the private room?
The short version is that the wines worked out quite well. We ended up bringing three and purchasing four. I had been firmly in the camp that bringing such a high percentage of the wines, especially fairly unextraordinary bottles would not be appropriate. However, if the restaurant had any issues with our approach, they certainly didnt let on. The staff was completely amenable and gracious with our bottles from the start. I am going to put together a full write-up with pics but want to first track down the exact food/wine consumed. Only disappointment on the wine was an '82 bordeaux we brought that was totally lifeless.
As for the private room, I think it ended up being a good outcome. We are a pretty loud and gregarious group which I think could have caused issues in the sedate main room. We also didnt need to be shy about taking pictures, walking around, standing by the windows etc. The private room is all glass and faces into the main room as well as the park so you dont lose a sense of place within the restaurant by going that route.
The biggest disappointment was the food. I actually thought more courses were misses than hits (maybe 50/50). I am not as knowledgeable about food as many on this board but even to a novice like myself, there were clearly dishes that were off technically or missed the mark taste-wise. Will go into it in more detail in my write-up.
Thanks again for the help with the wines guys, extremely good intel.