By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, August 27 2014 @ 11:03 AM EDT
A Rotary friend from Japan, Woosie, invited www.ParamusPost.com to a posh NYC restaurant called Per Se. The reservation had to be made at least a month in advance and there was a last minute cancellation fee of $200.00 .. per person.
Never having experienced that before, it was exhilarating to be able to visit the place. Located at Columbus Circle on the 4th floor required elevators and long escalators to arrive. Of course I had Googled Per Se and learned that they had a Prix Fixee menu of $310.00 per person including Service for a 'Tasting Menu'. Wow! The earliest that Woosie could get a reservation for on Sunday 8/24/14 was 9 PM. This was over a month before. Very interesting.