The four of us arrived at Pins on Lurline (formerly known as Pins and Noodles) with expectations of a good meal. We were not disappointed. We began our dinner sharing two starters - garlic pide, and tomato, basil pesto and bocconcini bruschetta - a lovely beginning.
The third main was a Mediterranean risotto with chicken, chorizo sausage, tomatoes, parmesan and pesto. It was hard to restrain myself from digging into this dish while also devouring my own main course. My husband ordered the chargrilled scotch fillet with roast potatoes and salad which he enjoyed a lot.
When I arrive at restaurants, the dessert menu is the first course I examine before considering starters and mains. I'm curious if other readers are also like this – let me know. As a notorious dessert fiend, I had my heart set on the meringue tower. It looked delicious when staff passed my table to serve it to customers nearby. It was literally a tower of meringue with ice cream and chantilly cream on a bed of berry sauce. Alas, I left my dessert order too late and the meringue tower had disappeared from the menu, all of it gobbled by fellow dessert fiends. How disappointing. I consoled myself with the bread and butter pudding with custard and ice cream. This dessert was delectable and very moist. It was like a post-Christmas pudding.
My son had the most interesting Bombe Alaska I've seen. The tinged meringue sat atop nougat ice cream with orange caramel and cream. Not having tasted nougat ice cream before, the flavours were tasty and interesting.
My husband had the velvety white chocolate crème brulee infused with lime and ginger with honeycomb ice cream. I love more traditional crème brulees so the combined lime and ginger was a surprisingly subtle yet delicious flavour. This was indeed one of the highlights of eating at Pins.