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Mar 31, 2008 02:04 PM

Went to Perigee

I have not been for a couple of years, They have renovated and the kitchen is now glassed in and they have an a la carte menu as well as a tasting menu. Both my partner and I ordered a la carte, the food was great expecially the tuna main course...
-lightly seared Yellow fin Tuna with grilled scallops and pickled black trumpets over a light curry sauce... I could eat this every day!
Chris the chef/owner (his brother Michael is the other owner) came out to the dining room to say 'hello" and to thank us - I thought this was a nice touch.

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  1. I also went there lately - it was my first trip and even with the glass we still had a great view of the kitchen and it made the meal very interesting.

    We had the unfortunate timing of placing our orders just after a large party with a penchant for duck, so they were out of duck which was the dish I had chosen. However, I really enjoyed the lobster appetizer (very tasty, large portions of lobster beautifully cooked) and also had the above-mentioned tuna dish which was as described above - great. My companion had the foie gras appetizer which was one of the best foie dishes I have ever tried - basically a mini eggs benedict with foie gras in a heavily herbed hollandaise - and one of the game mains, which he pronounced spectacular. The breads were served with a variety of butters and spreads - a better selection than I have seen in another TO restaurant. The amuse was also very nice (a tuna tartare, I recall). Mineral water is charged at a reasonable flat rate per person, which I thought was a good deal.

    Chris also came out to see us, which we felt was a nice touch and something that high-end restos often miss on.