It’s Official: Per Se Is Latest to End Tasting-Menu Tyranny

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The moment has come. Starting Wednesday, as expected, Per Se will offer an la carte salon menu during dinner in its 24-seat walk-in lounge. According to Diners Journal, options (priced from $24 to $46 and between the size of an appetizer and an entre) will change nightly and will sometimes overlap with the tasting menu and sometimes not. Thomas Keller says he made the change partly because private dining is down at the restaurant: Its our responsibility to try to keep the opportunity open to a lot of guests who unfortunately cant come to Per Se because of the situation.

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