Archive for 20 December 2009
I was honoured to share a recent Friday afternoon at Chapter One Brasserie in Subiaco with Mark & Sybil, two fabulous friends who were visiting from Melbourne. The recommendation for our location came from an astute work colleague; I had not heard of the restaurant until mere days before our lunchdate.
A delayed flight and driver who didn’t know which end of Hay Street was which led to our late arrival; the staff were very understanding when I called to say we would be late. An unexpected benefit from the lateness of the hour: we had almost the entire restaurant to ourselves.
Our entrees were well worth the late start. Sybil ordered the baby calamari, which arrived with a generous serve of creamy home-made aioli, while Mark & I shared little bites of flavour via the tasting plate that comprised (L-R): chorizo with pesto; mini quiches; gazpacho shots; arancini; polenta batons with tomato chutney; pine nut stuffed mushrooms.
Our mains: Sybil ordered the very large entree-sized blue manna crab angel hair pasta; Mark ate the ocean trout atop a nicoise salad; I enjoyed carpaccio with parmesan and horseradish mayonnaise, because I compulsively order carpaccio whenever I see it on a menu.
We were all very pleased with our mains selections, as the empty plates will attest.
In the end, we were too full to fathom dessert; this was in spite of the tempting sticky date pudding that sauntered past at eye level as we awaited our entrees.
Our meal, including one beverage apiece, came to $55 each. Not super-cheap but certainly not overpriced for the food or the experience. I will definitely return.
This post wasn’t exactly heavy on the text, but I think in this case my dodgy iPhone photos actually told the thousand words they should. Thank you for reading,