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Jul 9, 2008 08:09 AM

Perilla recommendations

What's your ideal three-course Perilla dinner? I'm going tomorrow evening

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  1. I had the duck meatballs, the duck entree, and the donuts - what I sensed as the consensus favorites for each course from Chowhounders - when I dined a few weeks back. I liked each duck course and thought the donuts were fine, but not good enough to order again.

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    1. re: Jorel

      that's exactly what I had, plus we ordered the divine edamame falafel.

      1. re: ginsbera

        Amazingly, I forgot that we ordered the edamame falafel, which I thought was the best thing I ate.

      2. re: Jorel

        The perfecta trifecta. Duck meatballs, duck and donuts

      3. If they still have the side with the pork belly and bok choy, get it! But everything was great.

        1. has anyone had the halibut main course? If so, what do you think?

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          1. re: skooldya1

            Yes. My sister took me out for a belated milestone b-day dinner tonight. I started w/the pork belly app, which was fantastic. I had the halibut for a main. I've had some bland preparations lately, but this halibut was perfectly cooked--silky smooth w/a nice sauce on top. I love the gnocchi and mushrooms on the side. We split the red velvet cake and strawberry linzer tart for dessert--both very good. My sister's a veg, so she had the ravioli (very good) and we split the edamame falafel, also very good. My first experience at Perilla soon after it opened was a little lackluster, but based on my dinner tonight, I'd highly recommend it, and I definitely recommend the halibut.

            1. re: skooldya1

              not a fan...halibut was dry and, though it was coated with romesco, could have used a side of it to balance out the dryness.

            2. Everything's been great, but I would say the Pork Belly app, for entree I always got the duck which I love but last time I had the hanger steak which was even better, and donuts for dessert.

              1. Some menu entrees have changed since I was there last, but the duck is still there and is always reliable. For app, I would go with the pork belly, and for dessert definitely the red velvet cake.