Troubled Waters at Per Se


According to a BlackBook tipster, Alice Waters stopped in at Per Se yesterday afternoon and had some quibbles about lunch: Sent back her entre, a duck breast, for it was oversalted, and took this is [sic] an opportunity to also note that the previous dish, Hawaiian blue prawns, was also on the salty side. After her main had been traded out for a more palatable lamb dish, she proceeded to explain how she would have done a vegetable preparation differently. Update: A Per Se rep says Alice Waters was not at the restaurant yesterday: "This is actually not accurate the restaurant has confirmed that Alice was not the diner in question. Evidently, this was actually another woman that another guest seems to have mistaken her for." [BlackBook]