Perilla is my favorite brunch spot. The name, perilla, comes from an herb in the mint family that tastes like anise, more commonly known by its Japanese name, shiso. Perilla’s chef is Harold Dieterle, the first winner of Bravo’s Top Chef. As I said, brunch here is unique and flavorful. This time, I decided to get dessert, a great decision on my part. I ordered the Blueberry Financier with roasted apricot, vanilla anglaise, lovage and Greek yogurt ice cream.
Verdict: The sweetness of the roasted apricot, the light Greek yogurt ice cream and the freshness of the blueberry financier make for a perfect summer dessert.