All posts tagged: Perth food

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Yes, that’s right! To celebrate reaching 1000 Instagram followers and to thank you all for the support, I’ve teamed up with Menulog to give you the chance to win a $25 Menulog voucher! Menulog brings all your favourite takeaway meals to your door from one easy website. Check out all the things you could spend your voucher on here! To enter all you need to do is head over to my Facebook Page, make sure you’ve hit the LIKE button and COMMENT on the giveaway post. Make sure you make the most of Menulogs generosity and enter this great giveaway! *Terms and conditions The winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries in before 5pm on 1/8/14. If you are the winner, I’ll need an email address to contact you with the voucher! You’ll need to spend it within 1 month, in a single use, for delivery of takeaway food in the Perth area. Frenchtoastandindiepop and Menulog take no responsibility for any failure of a third party upon use of the voucher. Advertisements

Dux Como

Dux is nearby and so on a lazy Saturday morning we headed over to check it out. Inside filled with shades of blue and cozy, appealing furniture with a wide bar in front of the kitchen. It was surprisingly quiet, but many of tables were already reserved. We were seated and served quickly, and started with drinks. Our tea arrived, surprising us by being in a plunger. It was a lovely English breakfast. Our latte came in a large glass with a good micro foam on top. It was a decent coffee and temperature, though perhaps a little over extracted. As a coffee lover I could go for a smaller glass and better flavour. We ended up waiting a long time for our meals, despite there being so few people at the restaurant. Wait times of half an hour is extreme when you only have three couples seated, one of whom is already eating. We were getting more and more disgruntled as we waited, and were sure we wouldn’t enjoy the meals once they arrived. …

Piccolo’s Corner: Leederville

As soon as we walked in we knew we loved this cafe, it was just so quirky, but so homely at the same time. Whoever recommended it, thank you thank you thank you! The decor is eclectic and vibrant, plenty of bright colours and designs. We sat by a window near the door, a view of the quiet suburban street and the people coming and going from the cafe. We ordered our usual lattes and they arrived promptly. They were large for a dine in size, and came in adorable cups. The coffee was too hot, but it had a nice flavour and creamy milk, if we lived on the street we would get our coffee from there for sure! The menu was full of interesting breakfast choices. Being rather fond of beetroot we went for the beetroot pesto and goats curd dish. It was a divine mix of salty, creamy, goodness. With two eggs poached to perfection and the mix of tangy pesto and creamy and salty goats curd, just yum! The curd became …

Harvest Espresso: Autumn Menu

Harvest Espresso is one of our favourite little cafes for breakfast and when they have a new menu out we can’t help ourselves but head over there to try it out! The cafe, though small is homely and comfortable, and always adorned with beautiful flowers on the tables. Harvest generally do a solid coffee, but we were a little disappointed on this occasion. Our lattes had a lovely flavour but were a bit hot, with not enough micro foam. We ordered a sweet and savoury dish from the Autumn menu to try. The air was pregnant with anticipation as our dishes were placed on the table in front of us. We were not disappointed! Our sweet dish was the mango and coconut bread, which came with fruit coulis, ginger cream, pistachio, fresh fruit and a sweet pastry layer. For a start the bread was so vibrant, a lovely bright orange and beautifully soft, perfect to soak up the coulis. The ginger cream added a faint hint of spice, and there was a definite sense of …

Pata Negra Degustation

Welcome to Pata Negra, an intimate tapas and wine bar with friendly and professional staff located on Stirling Highway in Nedlands. We started with a couple of cocktails. We started with a delicious Turkish delight martini! And a Pomegranate capricoska, fresh and bright with a delightful pomegranate flavour, a great light cocktail to enjoy with dinner. Overwhelmed with the large number of delicious dishes on the menu, and eager to try as much as possible, we elected to get the ‘degustation’ option. This gave the chef the power to select ten dishes for us, and not necessarily those listed on the menu. Needless to say, we were pretty excited to sample ten of the best tapas courses on offer! The first dish consisted of olives, as well as spiced and salted almonds. There were lots of different varieties of olives, small to large, with a delicious pop of flavour exploding in your mouth. A good start to the meal. The next dish was a selection of cured meats, including fennel sausage, and jamon serrano ham. …

Rose Deli East Perth

We stumbled upon the just opened Rose Deli on Royal st and were keen to check it out. The interior is in beautiful tones of pale pink and light tan wood. There’s roses on every table and pink cups and crockery to match. It’s a light and pretty atmosphere to dine in. The coffee at Rose Deli is really refreshing. They offer a takeaway cup to have dine in with an extra shot, which we decided to take advantage of. We haven’t tasted a bean like this recently, it was beautiful with a rich and smooth flavour. The latte art was pretty spot on too. The barista was happy to tell us it was a rubra bean, and her face lit up when she discussed it, just what you want for your morning ritual. There’s a small menu of things to choose from, with extra specials on the wall. They have three different types of museli, needless to say we were excited, and ended up with two items from the specials board. We got carried …

Sherbet Cafe and Bake Shop

On Whatley Crescent in Maylands you’ll find this cute little vintage cake shop. They’re always bustling with activity, and we can never resist examining their counter top exploding with yummy things. Sherbet is the favourite coffee spot of the locals, I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve popped in for a coffee or cupcake and found someone I know ordering coffee. They use Fiori beans and their brew is smooth and creamy, a good temperature with a satisfyingly rich flavour. We have yet to have a bad coffee at Sherbet, fingers crossed it continues. One of the beauties you’ll often see on their counter are salted caramel tarts. There’s not much better in this life then gooey caramel, crumbly pastry and a touch of salt. The tarts are usually dribbled liberally with dark and white chocolate and which can be a sweetness overload on the first bite. After that you’ll find yourself reaching for more before you’re aware of what you’re doing, the tarts are just so morish. What Sherbet is most well …

Overly Ambitious Christmas Baking – Red Velvet Shortbread

Yes you did read that correctly. I made red velvet shortbread. Before you ask I didn’t know such a thing existed either until I decided it would pretty christmassy to have red velvet shortbread. Because christmas has always meant shortbread in my family (and lets face it I will never be able to make shortbread as well as my mother, she has it down to a fine art) and red and white are christmas colours it seemed like a good idea. Sure I could have made normal red velvet but I had my heart set on shortbread. Not having a recipe I adapted a standard short bread recipe they ended up looking and tasting pretty amazing. Out of all the baking outcomes that could have resulted from my impulsive idea, this was by far the best one. So if you’re ready to give it a go yourself this is what you’ll need – Ingredients (two trays worth ~15 biscuits) 2 cups (250g) plain flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 baking powder 250g butter 1/2 cup caster …