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The Generous Squire - 19 Mar 2015

The Generous Squire - Lamb Ribs with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

I did use the Entertainment Book to get a discount but for 3 dishes at a full price of $46, or $23 each, it’s pretty good value considering we got variety and some tasty food. I really liked the vegetable tart which had a lovely well balanced filling between the pumpkin and blue cheese. The slow cooked beef brisket was tender within the sliders though needed a bit of a boost in flavour and the tomato sauce helped moisten things up. The onion rings contained a lovely crunchy crisp light batter and were delicious. The lamb ribs were very tender and tasty and didn’t require the chipotle barbecue sauce. Lovely all round meal. . . . → Read More: The Generous Squire – 19 Mar 2015

Degustation Dinner With Todd Stuart, Petite Morte Chef, Matched To Singlefile Wines

Singlefile Wines - Duck Breast, Duck Neck Sausage, Fig

Cuisine: Cafe, Winery Location: Denmark (Scotsdale)

As part of the IGA Great Southern Taste food festival, one of the events which caught my eye was the Degustation Dinner With Todd Stuart, Petite Morte Chef, Matched To Singlefile Wines. It was another drive to Denmark which is home to several wineries. I was . . . → Read More: Degustation Dinner With Todd Stuart, Petite Morte Chef, Matched To Singlefile Wines

The Earl Of Spencer Historic Inn - 5 Mar 2015

The Earl of Spencer - Taster Platter

This place is open till late, and like a lot of Albany, has a colonial historic feel which adds to the character of the place. I rather fancied the Earl’s Taster Plate which offered variety and an intro to the local produce. It’s a very generous offering of all kinds of goodies which left me stuffed. I liked all elements offered from the pate, dips, cheeses, salad, cold meats and the lovely light toasted Turkish bread. Excellent value. . . . → Read More: The Earl Of Spencer Historic Inn – 5 Mar 2015

Thurlby Herb Farm Cafe - 5 Mar 2015

Thurlby Herb Farm - Lamb Patties

The menu description is a little misleading as the dish is more like a burger. The lamb patties are served on a thin crispy Turkish roll which is soft on the inside and has a firm crispness on the outside. The Turkish roll is delicious and like most of the ingredients, they’re made on the farm. The lamb patties are nice and moist and flavoursome. You can detect the pomegranate flavour in the mixture which is lovely. The patties carry a lovely lamb flavour and pairs will with the beetroot. A lovely fresh salad is also included. With most ingredients from the farm and others locally, you can really taste the freshness. It’s nice and crisp and you will not taste anything like this in Perth. . . . → Read More: Thurlby Herb Farm Cafe – 5 Mar 2015

Sadies Restaurant - 4 Mar 2015

Sadies Restaurant - Cheesecake

While the accommodation at Gloucester Motel may not be 5 star, the restaurant serves up delicious food to an excellent standard. The smart setting and quiet ambiance makes this a perfect restaurant for any occasion, a romantic dinner, quiet dinner with friends, or business meeting. The soft fluffy pillows of gnocchi is delicious and very generous. This is paired with strips of beef steak immersed in a creamy rich mushroom sauce. For dessert, the cheesecake in a citrus sauce with tartness from the strawberry coulis was hard to go past. A delicious, high quality meal, that is superb value. . . . → Read More: Sadies Restaurant – 4 Mar 2015

Swings Taphouse & Kitchen - 3 Mar 2015

Swings Taphouse & Kitchen - Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Swings Taphouse & Kitchen are a brewery but they also serve quality food without the hefty price tag in a casual relaxed environment. I thoroughly enjoyed the smoked hock terrine which was full of flavour and was complemented by the slightly sweet rhubarb. The sourdough bread helped take the edge off the strong meaty flavour. For dessert, the salted caramel chocolate tart was excellent. The chocolate wasn’t too rich and allowed the salted caramel to shine through. It was paired with honeycomb and a slightly too sweet but tart raspberry ice cream. Excellent meal. Very happy. . . . → Read More: Swings Taphouse & Kitchen – 3 Mar 2015

Leeuwin Estate Restaurant - 3 Mar 2015

Leeuwin Estate - Course 5 - Black Angus Beef

Leeuwin Estate Restaurant offers al a carte dining or a degustation which is what I went for. The first few courses lead the diner via a refreshing experience – the Tasmanian rock oysters; abalone; and sashimi which are excellent dishes. The breaded fennel was a standout for me, just ahead of the sashimi. Crumbing a chunk of fennel and using the salty elements of anchovy and caper berries with a creamy sauce made for such a delicious dish. The next course was a little disappointing, I didn’t think the fermented garlic butter did justice to the succulent piece of aged Black Angus sirloin. The cheddar cheese and quince jam was a lovely finish to the meal, but I had to have the optional dessert. The chocolate mousse with a textual contrast in the crumble were lovely, a slight sourness from the plum working well. However, I felt the beef and dessert courses let the degustation down to the high standards set by the other dishes. Excellent service, picturesque setting, delicious fare. . . . → Read More: Leeuwin Estate Restaurant – 3 Mar 2015

Vasse Felix - 2 Mar 2015

Vasse Felix - Emu Tartare

What a fantastic meal! Enjoying such delicious fare from the second story overlooking the vineyards with excellent service to boot. The emu tartare was one of the best dishes I’ve eaten. Bursting with freshness, moisture, and flavour, this is a superbly executed dish. The pork for mains presented a tender square of pork, allowing the flavours to shine through, the other elements adding seasoning and flavour. The chorizo crumb, dehydrated chorizo mix, and the dense tender octopus provided the dash of salt required. The refreshing sweet cucumber, fennel, and super sweet oven roasted tomato refreshed the palette. The Manchego cheese paired with the blackcurrant jelly was a stroke of genius. The sweet counteracting the hard flavours of the cheese, as too the raisins, what a lovely finish to the meal. . . . → Read More: Vasse Felix – 2 Mar 2015

Laundry 43 - 28 Feb 2015

Laundry 43 - Smoked Wagyu Beef Ravioli

Laundry 43 offers patrons a share plate style menu but one can still dine solo. I ordered the special of the day, the smoked Wagyu beef ravioli. The presentation was excellent and the regional produce exuded flavour and freshness along with the delicious meaty sauce. I wasn’t that impressed with the ravioli filling which had a consistency like quiche and contained less Wagyu beef than I was expecting. The meaty Wagyu flavour was also overpowered by the sourness of the pickling juices of the onions. The ravioli was a lovely consistency and service was very friendly. For the price, I expected a little more and expected to be comfortably full. . . . → Read More: Laundry 43 – 28 Feb 2015

The Generous Squire - 24 Dec 2014

The Generous Squire - Beef Brisket

Cuisine: Modern Australian, Pub Food Location: Perth CBD, Shafto Lane

Christmas Eve and we were hungry so one of my colleagues who was leaving was in search of a pub serving pints. Problem is after visiting several pubs, all were full. We finally ended up at The Generous Squire where it . . . → Read More: The Generous Squire – 24 Dec 2014