Exquisite plating and outstanding technique combine in a sublime meeting of art and food. No wonder there’s a months-long wait for a seat.
Enchanting – a word not often used to describe a restaurant – amply describes the culinary magic that is woven in this pocket eatery for just 20 diners tucked away in a non-sexy part of inner Perth. To take the 10-course, three-hour journey with wine suggestions – unless of course you’d like to pick something extra special from a list that runs hard at rare vintages – you need to sit back, relax and prepare to run out of superlatives while your phone runs out of battery over constant happy snaps.
Chef Todd Stuart runs the show, applying care to the sourcing and sharp finishing touches to each plate.
A dish of cured scallops, prettily presented in coconut broth, sets a delicate tone from the get-go, and is followed by a dreamy procession of intensely flavoured dishes decorated with dots, artful dabs of miso, pouring of rich jus, tiny blossoms and pretty herbs. Think stracciatella given balance and lift from tomato sorbet, say, or ocean trout wrapped in seaweed and dressed with flowers. Chef Todd Stuart runs the show, applying care to the sourcing and sharp finishing touches to each plate.
The cheese course consisting of oozy raclette served tableside by informed waiters, shows there’s a sense of fun here, too. A destination restaurant and an obvious choice for a celebration. If, of course, you can get in.