We decided to find a nice place for dinner, and thought that Perle Noire in Siglap would be nice. We had heard things about it and that it was a nice place for a quiet meal.
I have to admit, the inside was brightly lit, not exactly a “romantic” feel to the place. A little surprising as I get the feeling with the menu and what they want to target, is that it’s a date night kind of place. Waitstaff is superb though, very good and helpful.
We started with some Amari Clams in Sake Wine. Fresh clams, great broth. Outstanding broth! I regretted that I ate my piece of bread already before this, as dunking the bread in this broth would have been just awesome.
I went with the Pork Rack. Sealed and juicy, just a great flavor on the rub. The veggies, while pretty, didn’t do too much for me. The potatoes were a nice soft touch.
The Seafood Cappelini was a little lacking in salt, but it had a nice flavor to it. The bit of Pistachio in the top right of the picture didn’t do anything for us.
Dessert started with a Truffle Creme Brule. Nice! Crispy sugar on the top, nice custard inside.
And an Affogato to close it out. A little too much espresso, which I just drank, but quite nice.A good place for a meal. Sort of lacking the ambience for a real “date night” but the food is good enough to forgive that.