I have always wanted to meet or know another food blogger. I have always thought that they were usually a artsy – photographers and the such. Little did I know, I am one finance person away from one in Perth – perthmunchkin. Love her blog. I think its amazing that she even recognised me. I am so inspired by her. She blogs weekly even though she works!
I’ve been to a favourite restaurant recently but sadly, I had to downgrade my rating. Times have changed. This is why I think its best to track the chef rather than the restaurant. I was glad to know La Lola is still amazing.
I don’t understand why people are complaining about the service. I thought it was great. The lady attending to us was pretty much alert to us the whole night.
The first is Granchio ($21.50) which is soft shell crab fried with chilli. You can really taste the spice on this one. Its also not too far off from the chilli fried calamari you get at Yum Cha in Northbridge except much more beautifully served on a bed of rocket leaves. Its really tasty and crisp.
We also had the Calamari ($19.50) which was amazing. Mint leaves and Zucchini are deep fried with the calamari. Its flavourful and the mint leaves crunch like seaweed. The Asian in me loves it.
Now for the mains.
Nick went for the Pappardelle ($31.50) – freshly made long flat and wide strips of pasta swirled in a veal and porcini ragu. The meat melted in my mouth. (yes I try everyone’s food.) The sauce was rich in meaty flavour.
I went with the Ravioli ($31.50) which were little parcels of pasta containing a filling of duck leg, mascarpone and wild mushrooms. The mushroom broth was so rich and flavourful, you’d think it was a meat broth. I loved the sprinkling of duck meat, enoki and shitake mushrooms on top of it all. I would normally get sick of Ravioli quickly however not this time. The ravioli is actually thin and delicate so you can eat a full bowl without getting bored of chewing.