19 October 2014

Spring has sprung at Harvest Espresso, Victoria Park

A few weeks ago I attended one of Twigged by Tali's flower classes which she hosts at Rochelle Adonis. I'm a huge fan of all things aesthetically pleasing - food, flowers, clothes and so on, so these classes are right up my alley. I've gone to a few, but this particular one called Table Styling was a celebration of all things springtime. We went around the table, each of us announcing what we love most about this season. I had my answer all ready - it's all about the beautiful produce. But it turns out I wasn't alone, the lovely head chef from Mrs S was actually sitting next to me and said the exact same thing. I guess foodies always have the one thing on their mind! 

Part of being excited about the spring produce on offer is a dedication to trying new seasonal menus that are popping up around Perth. I so love restaurants and cafes that change up their offering depending on seasonality, and if it impresses me one time, I often find myself back every turn of season to try what's out next. 

Seasonal scintillations at West End Deli, North Perth

Low lights. Warm interior. Great ambiance. And a neighbourhood vibe. West End Deli is intimate, sweet and an unsuspectingly blend of modern and rustic on the inside. I've only been for breakfast once before, and never for dinner - though I've heard good things. I mean what do you expect when you have the former head chef of Duende, Il Lido and Verve heading up the kitchen!

My breakfast at West End Deli was a mixed bag. My crepes were tasty but tiny, Jeremy's omelette generous but the crab topping sparse. Flavour wise we'd really enjoyed it but it hadn't quite made the impact that other breakfast places at the same time had. And then time flew by and I realised that while I had fully intended to go back and try it again, I still hadn't made it down. 

18 October 2014

Carb loading at Threecoins Italian Trattoria, Mount Lawley

I love Italian food. Love pasta and pizza and arancini. Yes, all those carb heavy delicious things that can be the subject matter of deep seeded food dreams. Here in Perth there's some lovely Italian restaurants, but I'm yet to find one that completely commands my attention. So whenever I hear of a new restaurant specialising in this cuisine, I'm generally pretty keen to try it out. 

Threecoins is a newcomer in Mount Lawley, a place foodstagramer Perth Eats told me about when we were at the Lucky Chan's behind the scene tour. Chatting to my closest friends Jay, Vee and Linda we decided to try it out on one of our "family" dinners - our weekly catchup where we try to eat at a new venue each time. 
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