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Pierre's in Bethesda is great!

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Pierre's in Bethesda is great!

foodiejudy | Aug 4, 2004 10:57 PM

We just came back from Pierre's restaurant, a great, new French Caribbean restaurant on Cordell Avenue off of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. Pierre's is run by a husband and wife team - she from Trinidad (managing the house) and he from the French West Indies (the eponymous Pierre, the chef). The service was very attentive and pleasant. They have a wood burning pizza oven left over from the days when the place was Il Forno Pizza and it's a great thing. The bread that they bring out is actually white pizza and it's the best I've ever had. We moved on to splitting a scallops appetizer with big, sea scallops nicely seasoned and cooked perfectly over a salsa of mango, tomato, onion and cilantro. For an entree, I had the jerk pork, again perfectly cooked, not dried out like in so many restaurants and spicy without being overly so. Underneath the pork are pumpkin gnocchi with sauteed leeks. Scrumptious. For dessert, my husband and I split the coconut buttercream cake and our companion had the lemon drop cake (a sort of lemon cheesecake with crumb topping), both delicious. Note: desserts made by the Cheesecake Factory. Pierre's has outdoor dining. We can't wait to go back (especially for the white pizza!). Any 'hounds who use Idine, the discount dining service will be pleased as Pierre's participates (10% off all week). Please go!!

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