A Peek at Per Se: Course 9 – Dessert

Menu Description:
“WHITE HIBISCUS.” “Biscuit Cuiller,” Hibiscus Jelly, White Chocolate “Bavarois” and Kendall Farms’ Crème Fraîche Sherbet


“GLACE À LA VANILLE.” Banana Bread and Roasted Banana Jam

Like with the cheese course, the dessert course offers a choice between two options. If you are looking for a traditionally indulgent duo – go for the banana bread with vanilla ice cream. It’s everything an indulgence should be: warm banana bread soaked with cool vanilla ice cream and hot roasted banana jam. A side of banana flavored wafer curls brings some texture and childhood memories to the table.

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If you are looking for a more refreshing and adventurous dessert, go for the “White Hibiscus.” The main affair consists two cakes layered with hibiscus jelly. One is topped with crème fraîche sherbet. A foam of sweet hibiscus adds a bit of pop while minty dollops of crème fraîche dot the plate. A curl of white chocolate with hibiscus provides a dramatic visual.

Next up: Sweet Finish

Per Se
10 Columbus Circle at 60th Street
4th Floor

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Currently based out of Boston, Jesal is a blogger, freelance writer, yoga enthusiast and lifelong vegetarian who spent four years eating her way through New York City and various other cities around the globe. After answering hundreds of emails and phone calls answering the question, "Where's a cool place I can take my vegetarian friend out to eat" she started Veggiewala to efficiently share her knowledge of the vegetarian food scene with curious carnivores, flexitarians and other vegetarians.