After a number of failed attempts, Mr Alphie and I finally made it to the degustation at Jacksons in Highgate/Mt Lawley. We had had to cancel our first booking as Mr Alphie's roster changed unexpectedly, and I was away on a pre-work-trip jaunt for the rescheduled booking. But, third time lucky! Well, kind of lucky.. I had been struck down by the flu a few days before, so I was a bit groggy, and pumped full of Codral, but there was no way I was missing our third booking!
We opted for the degustation with standard wines ($180pp), with a palate cleanser before the main (+$8pp). As a result of the flu/drugs, I have a hazy (at best) memory of the food, and can't say much about it other than it was all delicious! So this will be a photo-heavy post, but who doesn't love a bit of food porn? (more importantly, why are said people reading a food blog in the first place?)
|selection of house made breads|
gazpacho something-or-other in a anchovy cone (?)
|shark bay crab salad, manjimup truffle dressing, foie gras snow|
|cambinata yabbies, black pudding, hollandaise & peas|
|cone bay barramundi, chinese caponata, rhubarb|
|another amuse bouche/mid-meal tid bit; |
beef broth, shitake mushrooms, daikon
|parmesan crusted beef short rib, beef tendon, miso|
lime & lavender sorbet (?)
|roast chook, veg, bacon, bread & gravy (Alphie)|
|sichuan spiced amelia park lamb loin, shoulder & rib (Mr Alphie)|
|manchego croquetta, onion ice cream|
|another mid-meal tid-bit;|
creme brulee with crushed macarons
|date tart, minted orange salad, blood orange & rose water sorbet|
|coffee and things;|
truffles and something else delicious, but I don't remember what...
Thanks to Mr Alphies sisters (and Mr SIL), for the generous gift voucher that made our visit possible!