Pictures/Full Review HereTasmanian Blue Mussels ($20++)
Plump, juicy, succulent and insanely fresh mussels simmered in a spicy white wine broth with the added kick of basil, I definitely couldn’t have asked for more as the mussels were really very well done. Only problem would be that it was a little on the spicy side, as not everyone would have as enjoyed it as thoroughly as I did.Lobster Bisque ($18++)
$18 may seem rather steep for a bowl of lobster bisque, considering Pearle Noire’s
philsophy is that they served very moderately priced food. The price of the bisque was definitely justified when a large bowl arrived. A thick velvety bisque, filled with all the crustacean goodness and unami aftertaste definitely made the soup very hearty. Chunks of plump and juicy lobster were also found in the bisque, where the sweetness of the sesame toast served alongside complemented the savoriness of the bisque. Good Stuff. Yorkshire Pork Rack ($28++)
Okay, words do not justify how out of this world pork dish was. Grilled to perfection with evident and tantalizing cris-cross grill marks on the exterior. The pork, cooked medium well with a tinge of pinge in the center had seriously, im not kidding, a melt in your mouth texture bursting with juices and a wonderfully charred flavor. The sweet apple puree complemented the part, while the sweet potato mash was also enjoyable with use of cumin that made the overall flavors of the dish very lively. Even the orgasmic Kurobuta Pork Chop @ Bistro Du Vin
falls short of the one here.Squid Ink Linguine with Freshly Grilled Calamari ($25++)
Cooked al-dente, the Linguine was well executed where the pasta was chewy but not overly soggy. The savory sauce of squid ink, olive oil and garlic went well with the pasta, while the dices of ripened vine tomatoes added a subtle sweetness. A whole piece of grilled squid perched atop the dollop of pasta. The grilled calamari definitely was the best component of the dish where the freshness was elusive from the smoky robust flavor it possessed, making every single bite of it get better and better.