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Pierre's in Bethesda - report


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Pierre's in Bethesda - report

round hound | Sep 2, 2004 12:42 PM

After reading good things here, we headed out last night. We ordered two apps and shared an entree. We had oysters in a cucumber/cilantro sauce, and grilled scallops to start. Our meal began with very nice small slices of white pizza from their pizza oven. Each appetizer came on a large plate, but each held exactly three small to average sized oysters and scallops respectively - looking quite attrractive, but lost on the large plates, even with all the "drizzles" on them. ($8/$10 range each.) They were nicely cooked, and tasty though.

The jerk pork was disappointing. It consisted of six thin slices of pork loin, not tough, but not tender, and the "jerk" was so mild it didn't register any heat at all. It was accompanied by three gummy "pumpkin gnocci" that didn't add anything to the taste or texture of the meat. Service was friendly and attentive. Overall I think that the competition is too fierce in that neighborhood (Cordell across from Passage to India)to carry this place if what we had was representative.

For "dessert" we walked over to Jaleo and ordered those fabulous date and bacon fritters that I can never get enough of. Does someone have a recipe?

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