Cuisine: Modern Australian
Location: East Perth – Fraser Suites, Adelaide Terrace
There’s still a long list of restaurants to try out and one of those is Pete Evans’ Heirloom, which is at Fraser Suites in East Perth. I know Pete Evans champions the paleo diet which is something that has created controversy but I was curious to see what dishes would be served up and how they may be different from the usual.
Poached Prawn, Avocado and Pepita Salad, Fermented Fennel Chilli Oil $27
Braised Pork Belly with Black Vinegar and Cuttlefish Salad $26
I had a taste of the pork belly which was fantastic! Tender and full of flavour, a slight crunch on top, I could have eaten more.
Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth with Braised Brisket and Seasonal Vegetables $20
Several of the dishes on the menu have an Asian influence and so too this one. The broth is really delicious and carries a slight sweet taste, the Asian influence. Instead of egg noodles, they’ve provided zucchini noodles which are a little bitter. The other seasonal veggies are delicious in the soup and I really liked the diced beef brisket.
Roasted Barramundi Fillet with Sweet Potato Puree, Coconut and Lime Sauce $39
I had a small taste of the barramundi which was perfectly cooked, soft, tender, melt in your mouth. It had a lovely crunchy skin and lovely creamy sauce.
Slow Roasted WA Lamb, Baby Kale, Roast Garlic, Cauliflower Tabbouleh $38
I also had a taste of the lamb which was very tender and was cooked in red wine, taking on a deep strong flavour of the wine but was quite subtle otherwise. I ate a bit more at the end with the raw cauliflower used as a kind of substitute for rice. There were other vegetables and it kind of works but lacked flavour.
Ginger Braised Short Rib of Beef with Asian Greens and Miso Dressing $38
My short beef rib was excellent, really tender, a bit of fat for more flavour, a slightly sweet marinade which was fantastic. With tender but crunchy Asian greens and a salad with a very tasty miso dressing, it was an excellent meal but very filling.
Coconut and Pineapple Panna Cotta with Chilli Mango Salsa and Hazelnuts $14
I’m really full but I’ve still got room for dessert. We ordered a few desserts and shared a little of each. I had a small taste of the panna cotta and it was smooth and creamy and served with tropical fruits perfect for the hot summer weather.
Baked Chocolate Mousse, Coconut Cream and Sour Cherry $14
The chocolate was quite dense but the mousse was light and airy and combined with the chocolate crumb. Tasty dessert but quite dense.
Raw Raspberry and Cashew Cheesecake with Berry Compote $14
It certainly didn’t look like a cheesecake and didn’t taste like one. The cherry compote on top was a bit to tart and sweet for my liking but with the desiccated coconut, raspberries and cashews, it resembled a coconut ball kind of dessert. Quite tasty, though I felt the desserts were not their strength unlike the entree and mains which were well executed.
Heirloom Food Review Summary
Verdict: First time visit to Pete Evans Heirloom restaurant at Fraser Suites in East Perth. I’m not familiar with the paleo inspired dishes but I didn’t find them a significant departure from the usual, in fact, they’re more healthy. For entree I had a delicious flavoursome bone broth which took on a slightly sweet Asian influence. The braised beef brisket and veggies were also excellent. I also had a small taste of the pork belly which is amazing. For mains I thoroughly enjoyed a delicious braised beef short rib which was super tender. With well cooked Asian greens, a salad, fresh chilli, and miso dressing, it went down very well. I also had a small taste of the roasted barramundi which was perfectly cooked and immersed in a creamy tasty sauce. I also tasted the slow roasted lamb which took on the deep flavours of the red wine but the dish was quite muted and subtle. For dessert I had a raw raspberry and cashew cheesecake which resembled more of a coconut slice type dessert, definitely not cheesecake. I also had a taste of the panna cotta which was delicious and the baked chocolate mousse which is a very dense dessert. I really enjoyed the experience, their strengths are the entrees and mains, executing delicious dishes, many with Asian flavours. The desserts I was less enthused about though we were later told the orange and almond cake is excellent. The dishes are quite pricey, though, I was fortunate to get a 50% offer from Dimmi.
Price: Moderately Expensive
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