Okay, so this week the restaurant Craig LaBan targeted in his review is new Asian nightspot/eating establishment Pearl.
Here’s how it went down:
1. Pearl got a respectable (though not impressive) two stars.
2. LaB misses the Little Pete’s branch that previously occupied the space.
3. The wine list? Good. The “obscene markup”? Not so good.
4. “The excellent desserts may have been their easiest sell. There was a citrus-tanged yuzu cheesecake topped with rhubarb over a buttery crust of fortune cookies. A chocolate chip cookie sandwich pressed around toasted coconut ice cream was the perfect combo of warm chew and frozen cream. Chocolate-dipped bananas came with the salty Asian sweetness of a miso-caramel dip. And the cocoa pot de creme was the epitome of chocolate pudding finesse, the especially silky custard turned exotic by a spice-box foam of powdered ginger and five spice.”