I wish I could do some baking this weekend, but have been really busy! Sometimes, I feel like the weekends are busier than the weekdays andI think I get more done throughout the week! But when we’re not eating in, we get a chance to try some Perth Eateries.
Our good friend, Esthey took us to The Silver Spoon today for lunch. She had a voucher to use, and we were there readily to use it! We’ve often passed by The Silver Spoon, because of the ‘kidney-about’! Those who are familiar to the area will know what I’m talking about – it’s not quite a roundabout so we named it the kidney-about because it kinda reminds us of a kidney.
But I digress…It was a hot day today, and we thought we could get some air conditioning from the restaurant, but unfortunately, it was as humid inside. The interior was nicely decorated and the tables were set out rather classily – so we would expect an equally classy dining experience.
The voucher provided us with an entrée, main meal and a glass of wine each. The Silver Spoon normally has a lunch special:
$35 for 2 courses with wine/beer or $45 for 3 courses with wine/beer – which I thought wasn’t too bad for a nice, gourmet lunch
So, since we could order 4 entrées, this is what we chose – I can’t remember what some of them are, and their menu online was different from what we ordered, so I will try and wing it!
1. Boudin noir terrine, cornichons, caperberries and sourdough ($12)
2. Smoked salmon, caper and red onion salad, horseradish cream, rye bread – ($12)
3. Beef Carpaccio with soft-boiled quail eggs
4. Trio – Pate, beef slices with salad
The entrées as a whole, were pretty good and was quite unique in its taste – certain elements were great, others, not so much. The one that stood out the most was the venison carpaccio which was really good, the slices were so thin and they could melt in your mouth.
For mains, we each had one and we picked from each other to try (we were also talking about how this concept must be quite bizzare for non-Asians!). So, I ordered the Beef Cheek Medallions – it was moist, and the potato and mushrooms were a good complement. I found it a tad bit salty though.
Hubby ordered the Confit Duck Leg with roasted mushroom and spinach($19) – the duck was too dry and definitely not melt-in-your-mouth like confit is supposed to be! According to Esthey, a particular Melbourne restaurant has set the bar with their duck confit! I will definitely write about that one when I finally get to try it 🙂
Sammy had the Paperdelle with tomato pork and beef ragout ($19) – she was quite disappointed to see that it was Fettucini instead of Paperdelle! And rightly so! But it was tasty (she said) and quite filling.
Esthey ordered the special of the day – Braised baby goat- it was tender enough and the sauce was tangy, slighty sweet which was a good complement to the goat.
I loved the presentation of the food, it was definitely classy and something I will try to emulate, but will never get up to that standard! But what was a huge letdown was the enthusiasm of the waiters. They didn’t really show us enough attention, and when recounting the Special of the Day, he said it with such nonchalance – good thing we still went ahead and tried it though, because it turned out to be better than it sounded! They just didn’t give us a very good dining experience, or made us feel like ordering more – that was probably why we didn’t order dessert. I don’t think we would come here again unfortunately – definitely not on a hot day and definitely with such poor service. But thumbs up to the head chef – the food was good, and presentation was awesome! 🙂 We give it 6.5/10.