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Per Se vs. Eleven Madison Park

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by hopkins_student, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure the last magic show I was given at a dinner was "performed" by a gypsie. This was in Rome. No, I did not partake in the antics, nor will I at EMP.
     
  2. mgm9128

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    But that carrot tartare looks soooo good.
     
  3. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    then be sure to report back.
     
  4. mgm9128

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    I actually thought about it, but I honestly don't know if I'd be able to keep a straight face.
     
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  5. ehkay

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    It sounds even more terrible than I had imagined.
     
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    Boy, am I glad that my first *** experience was at Bras and not at new EMP.
     
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    I was hoping that early reports were exagerrated or wrong. Guess not.
     
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    "By the end of the four hours, I felt as if I’d gone to a Seder hosted by Presbyterians."

    God help me :laugh:
     
  9. gomestar

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    then again, he gave 3 stars to Atera
     
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    Food and Wine editor says they've already dropped the narration after the Wells report came out. Probably worried about him potentially demoting them in a future review. Now, if only they could do away with the NYC theme...
     
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    What were they planning to do with repeat or regular customers? Were they going to develop a new spiel or drop it or what?
     
  12. mgm9128

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    It's worth going for that smoked sturgeon dish. Just bring an iPod with you, or something.
     
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    You know, it's surprising they haven't cribbed that idea from Heston yet.
     
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    At EMP I think there was a little flower on the butter or something else, and I said to my wife 'oh, is it a shiso flower?' and the waiter snapped back 'nuuuuoooooh, it's a chive flower'
     
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    They should open up a grocery store. That seems to be worth a star or two with Pete Wells.
     
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    My friend went the first week of the "new" revamp and then returned with me a week later so he saw it pre and post Wells piece. I thought everything was great and actually wish there was more narration. He told me, after each course, how drastically it was cut back. If you didn't read the Wells piece and were just going as a normal every day customer, i assure you, you wouldn't know anything was up. It really felt no different than my dinner in 2010. There's nothing forced or cheesy about it. It was really lighthearted and playful.

    Edit: Here's the carrot course
    I should note that this is not to demonstrate how lengthy or short the typical spiel is. This one is probably on the long side simply because he is listing the ingredients. The other ones are very short, like "On the east coast, clam bakes are popular [gone]"
     
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    Was he weirded out by your taking a video of him while he served?
     
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    were EMP to make a meat tartare, wouldn't they cut the meat by hand and not consider a grinder?
     
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