It's a special occasion dinner for Jeremy and I tonight. And while there's a nice long list of places we'd like to try out to eat at, we decided to go to the burbs for something that we knew would hit the spot. Situated out in the backstreets of Woodlands (a couple minutes from Innaloo shopping centre) is Blu Grill.
My best friend Carly and her fiancé stumbled upon it by accident and took Jeremy and I there for dinner one night... And we fell in love. It's an unexpectedly incredible place to go to. Silver service, an impressive menu and staff that are professional, attentive and friendly. A hidden treasure in suburbia. From the moment you sit down you're shown just the right amount of face time. Water glasses full with a nice slice of lemon and a complimentary bowl of Cajun spiced popcorn to snack on.
Because we were still a bit full from a day of gorging Jeremy and I decided to share an entree instead of having one each. Good plan because the servings here are quite large without being ridiculous.
Mains came not long after with Jeremy having a plate of lamb cutlets rolled in Egyptian dukkah on a bed of sweet potato mash. Alongside were grilled asparagus spears and three mounds of babaganoush.
My main was the cracked pepper gnocchi. It's a deceptively filling dish, with chunks of feta, handfuls of baby spinach and a topping of sweet potato mash all mixed into a lovely creamy sauce. It's completely wrong for me but so right at the same time. A definite guilty pleasure!
We decided to get separate desserts given the occasion. They were drool eliciting!
Jeremy's berry creme brûlée had that satisfying crack when he broke through the toffee layer on top and the inside was silky smooth. There were blueberries within which offered a fresh burst of flavour when biting into them.
Yes the little things do tend to engage me when I go out to eat but at the end of the day Blu Grill is good food. And even though it's probably unknown to most people, it's a place that needs to be spoken about because it is just that sensational.
Like I said, it's a treasure. One worth trying for sure.