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Restaurant at the Hotel Pearl (SD)


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Restaurant at the Hotel Pearl (SD)

honkman | | Mar 22, 2009 02:03 PM

We went yesterday for the first time to the restaurant at the Hotel Pearl in Point Loma and were very impressed by the food and the ambience.
They have a small but very nice menu (including a spontanous 4-course tasting menu which we didn't try but will definitely do in the future). We had the braised pork belly with ginger and sake braised bok choy and the arugula salad with bacon, goat cheese and roasted hazelnuts as appetizers (both very good). For entrees we had the pan roasted Korubuta pork chop with twice baked cheddar russet (unfortunately they were ut of their daily special of wildboar tenderloin with barley-bacon risotto which sounded really good) and the pasta of the day (homemade pappardelle with cauliflower, bacon and an outstanding sauce). Both again very good but especially the pasta was outstanding, some of the best pasta we had in San Diego. Desserts were a little bit limited. They only had a choice between freshly made doughnot balls with spicy chili-chocolate sauce and classic creme brule. Both were good but a little but boring compared to everything else we had before.
Overall a very good night with great food and we really like this hip but still relaxed ambience with good professional but laidback service where you don't feel rushed. It is also good to see that they make pretty much everything in-house and use local, sustainable sources for most of their products.
Their weekly move nights and regular special (e.g. five course beer pairing dinner) sound like a lot of fun. We will definitely add this restaurant to our heavy rotation list.

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