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Equateur - Creole Snapper Curry

Equateur – 21 Aug 2014

My second visit to Equateur’s Reunion Island creole inspired dishes was just as good as the first. The ever smiling Mickael looks after his customers very well and provides excellent service. I started with an amuse bouche of an Emmenthal filled samosa with a creole vegetable salsa which was delicious. The entrée of pumpkin & choko gratin was an interesting pairing of elements with juicy tiger prawns and those lovely strands of intensified sweet potato. The chunk of creole snapper curry was tender, succulent and contained an interesting mix of flavours – tomatoey, acidic, spicy. With the spiced rice, lentils, and tomato onion chilli salsa, there was plenty to amuse the tastebuds. To finish, the vanilla crème brulee was nothing short of superb. A definite favourite, this version was unusually not rich which made it easy to eat and I truly polished it off with much glee. The 3 course meal at $60 is excellent value and with excellent friendly service from Mickael and quality flavoursome dishes, I can see why booking is essential.

Equateur - Creole Vegetable Salsa

Equateur – 29 May 2014

I love trying new things and Equateur’s Reunion Island creole inspired dishes were fantastic! From the moment you walk in the door, you are warmly welcomed by the friendly Mickael who looks after his customers very well, which is refreshing in Perth. I started with an amuse bouche of pea soup with creole flavoured onions, a delicious starter that oozed flavour. The entree of creole vegetable salsa stuffed inside the crispy spring onions were delicious, as too the cabbage and sesame salad which was so unboring! The aniseed and cinnamon flavoured beef bourguigon was tender, just pulling apart and was enjoyed with the sauce and potato mousseline. To finish, the chocolate fondant was indulgent, oozing thick gooey chocolate. Along with the orange and honey syrup, vanilla ice cream, and mint, this was a truly delicious dessert to end what was an excellent dining experience. The 3 course meal at $50 is excellent value and with excellent friendly service from Mickael, I can see why this place is booking out regularly. A new experience in cuisine and service for Perth diners. Booking is essential.

Brenda's French Soul Food - Pulled Pork

USA, San Francisco – Brenda’s French Soul Food

I was really after a restaurant serving Creole and Brenda’s French Soul Food hits the spot. There’s plenty on the menu and certainly enough dishes with a Creole representation. It was a toss up between gumbo and fried chicken but I went with the latter. I was disappointed I couldn’t try the gumbo as you can only eat so much. However, the crispy fried chicken was certainly crispy and the batter contained a nice blend of spices. The chicken breast was huge! The two pieces are plenty and along with the sweet biscuit (like a sweet scone), there’s plenty included in this meal to keep you satisfied. I certainly was and way too full. I also tried the crawfish beignet, a savoury doughnut, which contained a delicious filling of crawfish, cajun, spring onions. and cheddar. So yum. I also had a taste of the moist, delicious, flavoursome pulled pork.