Lindsay grew up in Warrnambool, south west of Victoria and is "a fifth generation Aussie boy who is seduced by ginger, chilli and palm sugar, turkish delight, chocolate and pomegranate."
The chef believes his food is intrinsically Australian. "It is multicultural and layered with influences from all over the world, and spiced with a new frontier enthusiasm."
Complimentary eggplant starter
My tartare of hopkins river beef, beetroot shoots & quail egg yolk with soldiers
Slow braised beef cheek with hot & sour salad, hand rolled rice noodles
Roast red duck curry, crispy fried egg, shallots, mint, lime, sweet fish sauce & coconut rice
Having read rave reviews about their duck curry, I was excited to finally taste it. This was definitely the star of the night. We were instructed to mix the curries with the sauces as we went along to create as much flavour/heat/spice as we liked. And to finish with raw white cabbage to cleanse our palates.
Pearl is located at 631-633 Church Street, Richmond. If you are after something a bit more casual, the Pearl Cafe is situated a few doors down (599 Church Street) and is open daily for breakfast and lunch. For more, please see www.pearlrestaurant.com.au
Entrées - From $22
Mains - From $36
Sides - From $11
Desserts - From $17
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