It's been a long time coming, but Perla has finally arrived. Tonight, Lou Boquila's East Passyunk BYOB begins dinner service with two seatings: one at 6 p.m., the other at 8:30 p.m. Make your reservations through Reserve.
Need more info about Perla? Everything you need to know is in this primer. Otherwise, here's a quick recap:
- Before opening Perla, Lou Boquila worked his way up from dishwasher to executive chef at the popular Rittenhouse BYOB, Audrey Claire.
- The restaurant is situated between Fond and Gennaro's Tomato Pie, overlooking Passyunk Avenue's Singing Fountain
- Perla is a modern interpretation of Filipino cooking, pulling techniques, ingredients, and inspiration from the cuisine, and applying them to a more refined, polished plate.
- Perla will launch with a prix fixe-only menu (below), $45 for four courses.
- Sundays will be reserved for kamayan dinners, an eat-with-your-hands feast for $40 a person (reserve a table)
- Brunch starts next Sunday, August 28
Peep the menu below, and go try it for yourself in person Tuesdays through Sundays.
Disclosure: The editor of Eater Philly, Alex Tewfik, is an employee at Perla Restaurant. His coverage of Perla is editorial and does not include his personal experiences as an employee.