At the heart of the iconic Pierre, A Taj Hotel, is Perrine, the property’s culinary gem helmed by Executive Chef Ashfer Biju. The restaurant’s seasonally inspired French American menu has an extensive raw bar and vibrant starters such asgreen gazpacho and chilled sweet pea soup that blend harmoniously with seared veal carpaccio or char grilled octopus with sun gold tomatos and kale red pepper sauce. For main dishes, the Lamb Chops are a must-try, as is the Black Bass in a seafood broth with fresh fava beans. Chef Biju pays homage to both his upbringing in India’s fishing town of Kerala and his French culinary training with a menu that will delight both the carnivore and vegetarian. His love of seafood is evident with a selection of simple, yet elegant dishes that are both flavorful and fresh such as the tuna tartare with a light Dijon dressing and the crab imperial flatbread. Be sure to leave room for dessert because their Peach Brown Butter Tart will knock your socks off! The plush restaurant also underwent a soft renovation to feature a brighter setting with open windows and natural light.
Looking for the perfect al fresco experience? Over the summer months, guests can enjoy dog-friendly dining and a series of outdoor events on Perrine’s Rosé Terrace overlooking Central Park. The restaurant’s Summer Bites menu is available daily on the terrace.