My dinner at Per Se ended with a tour of the kitchen, which was huge thrill for me. Now you can experience the tour – only better – with Thomas Keller himself as your guide. This video includes all of the back-room operations we didn’t get to see during a busy service.
A few things to note:
- The bread is baked for each seating (5:30, 8:00, and 10:00) during service.
- The room dedicated to chocolates is for non-menu items. A few may wind up on a dessert, but most of the chocolate is offered to guests after the dinner menu is completed.
- I would not want to be the chef at the receiving end of Keller’s “evil eye.”