The menu is inspired by Mediterranean flavors, including the favorite grilled halloumi cheese served with a frisee salad of dried Turkish apricots and cherry tomatoes. The burger patties with grounded lamb, pine nut, black currents and walnuts were a lovely little starter for the other meat items on the menu including grilled lamb chops,poached beef dumplings (that everyone at the table couldn’t stop forking at), soft marinated baby lamb ribs, and the delicate cornish hen.
To finish off the meal there is a selection of chocolates to sample, a better choice than the overly rich chocolate cake or the runny crème brûlée—an odd item on the menu. The wine, beer and cocktail selections are colorful with an inclination toward French wines.
The wait staff lacked knowledge of the menu at times, but the host was able to make up for any shortcomings. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. For a good quality meal in a setting that has character, Pierre Loti is great for a mid-week meal with friends, new or old.