Friday, 21 February 2014

Jackson's Restaurant

Happy belated Valentine's Day! You might have noticed that hubby hasn't featured in my blog posts recently, that's because he has started FIFO again and that he wasn't here for Valentine's Day (not that we usually celebrate) but it was a good excuse to go out for a nice dinner.

Jackson's Restaurant introduced Western Australia to degustation in 1998 when it was first established by chef Neal Jackson who is hanging up his apron in April this year. In September 2013, they ditched their degustation menu for an a-la-carte menu but it didn't seem to be well received and from January 2014 they resurrected their degustation menu. The five course degustation menu is $111 per person and if you want to enhance your experience with wine matching, add an extra $69 per person.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Baby Mammoth

So it's Fringe World time of the year again and tonight JL, MK, SS and I are off to see Paco Erhard's '5 Step Guide to Being German' (which by the way was so funny and I highly recommend it) and we can't go on an empty stomach so decided to try out Baby Mammoth which is a relatively new comer to the Northbridge food scene. Baby Mammoth was opened in September 2013 by food lovers Ryan and Tania and serves soul food or as they describe it classical food with a twist. 

Bread in Common

I finally made it to Bread in Common - yes it took me a while to get here. It was our monthly tai tai lunch but we were missing AD because she recently had a little bub and they are still settling in but she has already been here before so didn't miss out in that sense. I was the driver today and as I am a typical Asian who doesn't like to pay for parking, I found a free parking spot on my secret parking street and we walked to Bread in Common which was pretty easy to find eventhough there wasn't any signage.

Bread in Common is another one of these warehouse turned funky restaurant/cafe and when we arrived there was already a short line forming at the entrance. At 12:30pm on a Saturday, I thought we were pretty lucky to turn up to a short line and being seated within 15 minutes. We got right down to business as soon as we sat down!

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Bistro des Artistes

Happy birthday DT! 

For DT's birthday dinner, I gave her a list of restaurants to choose from to ensure that both her and RN are able to choose something they can eat on the menu. DT chose Bistro des Artistes in Subiaco opened by master chefs Alain Fabregues (who created The Loose Box in Mundaring) and Emmanuel Mollois (who created Choux Cafe in Swanborne); both of whom have a wealth of experience in their field and very impressive CVs.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Oliver's on James Street

Happy Chinese New Year! So I guess you're wondering why I'm having Italian food on Chinese New Year? Well the answer is...I don't know. I guess, we had the big Chinese New Year eve dinner with the family the night before, dad and mum were both working tonight, in-laws are overseas and we were in Northbridge and wanted to utilise the Entertainment Book, is that good enough?