It’s been a year since I started this little blog, so what better way to welcome in 2013 than review what has surely become my favourite restaurant in Perth, *Mount Street (well I think that’s the name – they are a little vague about what the place is called at the moment). Situated at the bottom of Mount Street (obvs), this cozy little place has had many incarnations over the years, most recently Bouchard.
The place is small, warm and welcoming. I took a seat outside with my dear friend D, ordered my poached eggs and began chatting. The eggs were delivered looking inviting and delicious.
Now, you know how I bang on constantly about the butter placement; someone finally got it right. The perfect temperature, taste and position. As I placed my knife into the white bundles, the yolk spilt out over the toast and onto the side of the plate – you could practically hear it pop. I think I might have even squealed just slightly! They were fresh and cooked just as a poached egg should be. The toasted multigrain was flawlessly crisp and doughy at the same time. Not easily achievable.
And the bacon… Don’t even get me started. Best bacon I have had in a very long time. I think it was baked, so there was no fat or oiliness. Punching well above its weight in flavour, I could have eaten my body weight in rashers.
Will I go back? Well, I just so happen to have a client breakfast meeting there tomorrow morning. And lunch, and another lunch…
1. Presentation (25)
2. Poaching Consistency (25)
3. Toast (25)
4. Service / Value (25)
Overall Score = 100/100 | Total cost = $12.00
*In the interest of full disclosure, I must mention that I’ve become friends with the chef. Originally out of Longgrain in Melbourne, the very talented Bec is now running the show. Try her out for lunch – her food is the best I’ve tasted in Perth for a long, long time – but don’t tell too many people OK?