It takes a lot to distract us from our food but the views at the C Restaurant definitely made it a whole lot harder to focus on what we were eating. Sweeping panoramic views over beautiful Perth is reason enough to pay C a visit in our books but the food created by head chef Frantisek Ilizi wiped all thoughts of the restaurant resting on it's laurels away. It is a more simple, pared back menu than we have experienced in years gone by which is something we both very much appreciate. Instead of trying to pile numerous complex flavours on the plate the focus is on bold tastes and textures and the taste of the dish matches up to the beauty of how it is plated up.
When we were invited to experience the new spring flavours weekday 4 course menu we broke out our best dresses and made a lady date out of it. We usually aren't ones to eat at upscale restaurants 'just because' (clumsy elbows and too many forks makes for an accident waiting to happen) but it was really exciting to get dressed up and have some time to hang out together.
Gorgeous cocktails set the mood for a girls night out.
Lou's black angus beef carpaccio was spot on for flavour with mustard, olive, basil and parmesan.
Holly's goats cheese panacotta was almost too pretty to eat!
For second course we both decided on the 36 hour cooked pork belly which everything you would dream it would be. This was a solid favourite from the night for both of us.
The lamb dish of the evening was oven roasted lamb rump and braised lamb shoulder. the middle eastern inspired flavours of this dish worked really well with the meat which was perfectly cooked. Also loved the fun way of serving the braised lamb shoulder with squeeze-on jus!
Holly's angus beef tenderloin was melt-in-the-mouth tender and the wasabi beef jus added a new dimension to the dish.
The picture of this does not do it justice. The chestnut mouse with mandarin gel was fresh and light - a wonderful way to end the meal.
The sorbet selection with lemon chantilly and chocolate 'dirt' was a gorgeous palate cleaner and full of beautiful flavours.
And back to THAT view. Lets face it - it is stunning and as Perth's only revolving restaurant the view is a massive draw card but C Restaurant are not content with that. Their chefs are clever and innovative, coaxing us to take a baby step out of our comfort zone to discover new flavour pairings and presentations. The weekday menu is a great value way to sample 4 dishes while appreciating what is, in our opinion, the best view of Perth.
While C Restaurant has historically been synonymous with a 'special occasion' dinner the new menu makes it a fun 'just because' night out too so head to the website here to check out the menu and make a booking - trust us, it's worth it.