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Perilla Review


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Perilla Review

lisaclunie | May 15, 2007 05:57 AM

So my husband and I were able to get a reservation at Perilla for last night and let me tell you, it was fantastic.

We started with a martini for him and a glass of prosecco for me. Beautiful glassware, elegant space if a little unfinished looking. Started with the hamachi appetizer which calls itself 'thinly sliced' for some reason. It's beautiful sashimi style cuts in a yuzu cucumber broth. Very tasty. Was a bit surprised that 2 of our pieces had part of the bloodline, but wasn't deterred.

Husband ordered the black cod and I ordered the skate wing. The black cod was a sizable portion. It was flavored nicely and cooked perfectly. But the flavors really piqued with the sugar snap pea sauce underneath, the spaghetti squash and cruch of the almonds. A terrific dish.

I had the skate wing with pickled watermelon , thai basil and hibiscus broth. The skate was cooked perfectly and was also a healthy portion. The flavors in this dish were quite good as well, though I have to say the watermelon ever so slightly let me down. maybe it's because it's not quite the season? The taste was a bit too slight for me. But the cleanliness of the sauce went really well with the crunch of the skate. This dish was very good.

For dessert we ordered the smoked chocolate cake with cherries and kaffir lime ice cream and the coconut cake with basil watermelon salad and perilla ice cream. Both were divine. The chocolate cake was full flavored and rich. It had a bit of a spicy flavor to it and was perfectly complemented by the kaffir lime ice cream. This dish was served with cherries instead of the rhubarb chutney.

The coconut cake was amazing. Perfectly moist - like an amazing macaroon - and well paired with the perilla ice cream and watermelon. So good.

The bill came to a little over $100 and was brough to our table with 2 little spicy ginger cookies - deelish.

We had a great time and great food. Assuming we can get a table, we'll be back very very soon!

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