Jill, over at WinedAndDined.com did us a solid with this nice review of last week’s beer dinner at Per Se.
During NY Craft Beer Week, Andy and I were most anticipating the Brooklyn Brewery Dinner at Per Se, a “Zagat Presents,” seven course feast created by Per Se Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Benno and paired with some true Brooklyn Brewery gems (including the much talked about “Bacon Beer”). The recent news that Chef Benno would be leaving at the end of the year to spearhead a new Patina restaurant project meant this could be one of our last opportunities to taste his Per Se mastery. Andy and I had eaten at Per Se in the past, and it has always topped my list of favorite restaurants (for a splurge, of course). I was wondering whether a seven course beer pairing dinner would live up to my very high expectations and my very fond dining memories at Per Se. Well, it did. Just as I remembered, Per Se exudes culinary excellence, and Brooklyn Brewery really pulled out all the stops to deliver a beer pairing that lived up to Per Se’s three shining Michelin stars.