1907 Restaurant, located on Queen Street has been a long standing fine dining restaurant in the Perth scene. I have yet to dine here until a few months ago when we were alerted to a special “Sipping & Dining” event presented by the restaurant and JING tea. The event was held at the restaurant’s opulent dining room with four specially created courses featuring dishes infused with tea led by Head Chef Alan Desouza, and selected specific teas from the JING selection to match each course. How special! Since then we had been back to check out the Petit Degustation as we were quite impressed! Let’s talk about the Petit Degustation first! I will include photos of the “Sipping & Dining” event right after!
The Petit Degustation consists of 9 courses for $96pp and an extra $64 for pairing of wine. Not being a real wine drinker, we opted for the food only version. We were served complimentary bread for starters which were a delight to my hungry stomach!
The Hors-d’oeuvre came not long after, goat cheese macaron, octopus salad and potato crisps. Although not a big fan of goat cheese, I gobbled the macaron up as it was too good to leave on the plate!
We then had an entree of Pork belly, apple, scallops and pinenuts. Each ingredient was was true to the menu, petite in size. Quite charming!
Next came the Signature interlude, the creamy English Spinach soup with polenta, fennel and crispy sage. A few food bloggers had raved on about this and I can understand why now. It was flavorsome and creamy, and warmed the stomach. I did wish for a bigger bowl after finishing mine up.
The two ‘main’ dishes for the night were the Seafood assiette, lemongrass, spinach and brioche, and the Duck breast, beetroot, lavender, sumac. The Seafood assiette was my favorite savory dish. The broth was so tasty, and the seafood was fresh. Love!
The lemon meringue was served as the entremet sucre . Nearly dessert time!
The first dessert course was the 1907 chocolate plate! An art on a plate I say. It was so pretty and not too heavy with the citrus fruits cutting through the sweetness. Nice!
Next came the Sweet corn, tarragon and buttermilk. This was probably my favorite dessert as there are so many varieties and textures on this dish which were a delight to the tongue. And yes, that is a strip of bacon on the dessert!
We finished off with a Petit four baklava and panna cotta, and coffee and tea.
Even though it is called a Petit degustation, we were very full at the end of the meal. The Petit degustation did not disappoint, we enjoyed it tremendously. I love how everything was presented! The staff were attentive and professional! We were well looked after. Great night out!
Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars
And now for the “Sipping & Dining” event. The menu was less extensive than the usual for $85pp but the various teas that came with the dishes were quite special! It was such a great experience!
Iced white Peony White Tea served with
Tea smoked salmon, avruga caviar, creme fraiche
Goat cheese & tarragon macaron
Lemon Verbena Infusion (my favorite tea for the night!) with
Chilean seabass, sweet potato, lemon beurre blanc (also my favorite dish of the night!)
Organic Bohea Lapsang with
Smoked duck breast, fennel, tea custard, madeira jus
Blackcurrant & hibiscus Infusion with
Dark chocolate, white chocolate foam, milk chocolate & white chocolate icecream