The savoury dishes comprised 1. A very fancy dolmades served with a saffron aioli; 2. Asian mushroom money bag on a small bed of Asian style salad of mint, coriander, chilli and lime; 3. Warm creamed pea soup shooter and 4. Pork belly morsel served on pork rillette, wafer thin dried apple and some sort of quince tasting jelly. The pork was my favourite.
|Clockwise from left: dolmades, pea soup shooter, pork and mushroom money bag|
Bridging savoury to sweets was a refreshing scoop of watermelon and strawberry sorbet served in the most regal of silver spoons that looked as if made specially for this purpose.
|Watermelon and strawberry sorbet|
Rochelle Adonis is famed for her desserts and you might recognise some of her cabinet goodies from the counters at Cantina 663 and other cafes in the Highgate/Northbridge/Mt Lawley area. To sweets is where the most dedication is given.
|Take home confections|
Served in an Asian soup spoon was a magical wedge of coal covered pineapple with possibly an Earl Grey? mousse. Of the flavour I can’t be sure, but one thing is for certain – it tasted amazing! Like a pandan/coconut flavour infused into a voluptuous cream.
The next was a sort of ‘Eton mess’ style pot with flavours of the Middle East – cardamon, pomegranate and rose – gorgeous!
The least impressive of the sweets was the layered chocolate cake. On its own I would have thought it quite excellent but it was overshadowed by the other sugary masterpieces.
The most delectable thing to reach my lips was this piece of heaven – the peach gallete. Perfectly puffed puff pastry with baked peach and a wicked burnt honey cream – I could have eaten 5!
|Ooooh yeah baby. Peach galette with heaven cream|
Unfortunately the action didn't match the goods. Our waitress was cold and abrupt and the palpable stress seemed to flow from the kitchen to the table. I would have benefited from some ventilation throughout the space too! This said, I would happily endure a sweaty, high-strung service for those heavenly sweets again!