Melbourne's Pearl Chablis and Oyster Bar is your rendezvous for a night in wine country.
A hidden gem on Bourke Street, Pearl boasts the title of being the only bar or restaurant outside of Paris to be endorsed by the Chablis Commission, offering the largest Chablis list in the world with almost 700 different Burgundy wines on its menu. The intimate restaurant features an open kitchen from where you can spy the chef prepare every dish with care paid to every detail. The highlight of reserving a table at Pearl is naturally the French wine, a wonderful experience for any wine connoisseur, though highlighting the delicate drops is the tasting menu put together by the talented head chef, Max Doucet, which is as enticing as the wine list. Seducing the tastebuds with creativity, a mixture of textures and plenty of taste, the menu here is a feast for all the senses, as demonstrated with the restaurant's signature dish, The Pearl, made with smoked Paspaley pearl meat, rock oyster, old vine Chablis, cauliflower and beurre blanc. Surrounding you with bottles of Chablis and inviting you to step up and onto the emerald green stools on the high tables, Pearl takes you to an art deco wine bar in the heart of Paris by simply taking the escalators up from Bourke Street.