Lalla Rookh Bar & Eating House – 26 Jul 2016


Cuisine: Italian
Location: Perth CBD

Focaccia

Lalla Rookh - 'il capo' feed me menu - focaccia

Really delicious bread with a nice amount of seasoning and herbs. I like the slightly crunchy and chewy crust.

 

Duck liver parfait, brioche, Italian wine reduction

Lalla Rookh - 'il capo' feed me menu - Duck liver parfait, brioche, Italian wine reduction

I love duck liver parfait and this was so delicious! The Italian wine reduction adds a level of sweetness to offset the richness of the liver. Enjoying that with the buttery brioche is amazing. Thoroughly savoured each and every bite.

 

Roasted buffalo mozzarella, blood orange atop crostoli

Lalla Rookh - Roasted buffalo mozzarella, blood orange atop crostoli

The citrus flavour of the blood orange is the perfect partner to the soft cloud like buffalo mozzarella which isn’t strong in flavour but had just the right amount of cheesiness. The crostoli, a crunchy pastry, is delicious.

 

Steamed Norwest king prawns, fennel and chilli, burnt bread

Lalla Rookh - 'il capo' feed me menu - Steamed Norwest king prawns, fennel and chilli, burnt bread

The prawns are perfectly cooked, soft, moist, and juicy. But it’s the sauce that makes this dish so amazing. So full of flavour, it elevates the dish. I chose to eat the whole prawn and the head is really juicy and flavoursome, the shell gives a nice crunch.

 

Handmade fusilli pasta, rabbit and liver, pancetta

Lalla Rookh - 'il capo' feed me menu

A little bowl of grated Parmesan was served to spoon as much or as little as one desires. I love pasta and really loved the slightly firm to the tooth al dente fusilli pockets holding a delicious rabbit and liver mixture. So delicious, getting full very quickly. Probably the only thing missing for this dish was the need for a slightly thinnish sauce to keep the dish moist. It does get a little dry after a while.

 

Baby goat, white wine green bean ragu

Lalla Rookh - 'il capo' feed me menu - Baby goat, white wine green bean ragu

One bite of the super tender falling off the bone goat and despite feeling full, you suddenly just want to keep on eating. The green bean ragu is also so so delicious, full of flavour and just the meal for winter.

 

Vanilla semi freddo with macerated apricots and nougat

Lalla Rookh - 'il capo' feed me menu - Vanilla semi freddo with macerated apricots and nougat

Soft creamy and delicious ice cream with soft nougat for texture and a firmer chew via the appricots. Yum!

 

Pannacotta with a walnuts and burnt caramel sauce

Lalla Rookh - 'il capo' feed me menu - Pannacotta with a walnuts and burnt caramel sauce

Smooth and very very creamy but really tasty, the hint of caramel sauce adds a lovely flavour. The walnut and fruit mix adds the crunch.

 
 

Lalla Rookh Food Review Summary

Verdict: Lalla Rookh are an Italian style restaurant featuring dishes of a more traditional, regional, home style type feel. I’ve eaten at a lot of Italian restaurants but the cuisine here is quite unique. The venue features many different spaces, stools at the bar, tables for that special occasion, or out in the beer garden with your mates. There’s also a wine store too, but the wine is also available with your meals. Sometimes choosing items from the menu is too hard. Thank goodness for the ‘il capo’ feed me menu which we chose. For $65 per head, this features 6 courses of dishes chosen by the chef to feed the table. Two different focaccia varieties were presented which were well seasoned bringing out the herb flavours and I enjoyed the crunchy and slightly chewy crust. The first dish of the night presented duck liver parfait which is normally rich, but served with an Italian wine reduction, nullified any richness but not the flavour. Enjoyed with the buttery lightly toasted brioche, it was excellent. Next up were crostoli, a crispy pastry, holding light creamy buffalo mozzarella balanced with the acidity from blood orange which made for an excellent combination. Steamed Norwest tiger prawns were perfectly cooked, but significantly enhanced by the amazing fennel and chilli sauce. A pasta dish of handmade pockets of fusilli holding a delicious rabbit and liver mixture was the next dish presented which was enjoyed thoroughly. Certainly full at this point, like an Italian nonna full of generosity and hospitality, there is more to come with a meat dish of baby goat and a bean ragu. One bite of the succulent baby goat has one’s appetite immediately revived, but the green bean ragu is simply stunning, so so flavoursome, one wouldn’t think beans could taste so good. For dessert, two were presented. The first was a vanilla semi freddo which was soft and creamy, served with a soft nougat for a chew texture, and macerated apricots provided a different texture and sweetness. The other dessert is none other than panna cotta, an Italian icon, and this didn’t disappoint. Smooth and very creamy, the slight bitterness from the caramel sauce helped to cut through the richness. The walnut and fruit mixture adds a lovely textural contrast. A simply fantastic dining experience, dishes full of flavour, generous, and certainly not leaving hungry, rather the opposite!
Price: Moderately Expensive
Taste: Delicious
Value: Excellent
Recommendation: Highly Recommend

 

Lalla Rookh Bar & Eating House Restaurant Details

http://www.lallarookh.com.au
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Lalla Rookh Bar & Eating House - 26 Jul 2016, reviewed by Shaun on 2016-07-26T21:39:21+00:00 rating 4.7 out of 5
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