This is no plain brown bag. It’s from “Per Se,” Tom Keller’s bastion of fine dining in New York City’s Time Warner Center, and its contents are all mine, mine, mine. It may be the closest I ever get to Per Se, where the prix-fixe tasting menu will set you back $275. Per person. My son, a magazine editor, got the goody bag after an industry lunch for journalists. In one of his moments of true clarity, he gave it to the woman who endured nine months of gestation for him. That would be moi.
Take a peek inside the bag.
Hmm. What’s this?
It’s popcorn, but not just plain old popcorn and butter. It’s also got truffled salt.
Oooh, it gets even better.
This box was included too. What’s inside?
These lovely French macarons. One can only guess at the flavors. Vanilla bean? almond? coffee? chocolate?
Sorry to cut this short, but it’s time for me to do some serious research.
You know what a stickler I am for maintaining a strong work ethic.