Remember how we won that quiz nite way back in July? Well last night we used the prize – a $500 voucher at Lamonts in Cottesloe.
Winners are grinners.
The business model is a wine bar, serving little plates of yumminess – none of which I photographed (sorry TFP).
It is not a cheap night out.
I’ve been there a few times now and enjoyed the atmosphere – which is buzzing. I’ve never been there when it’s quiet. The wine is always good. The tea organic. The service exceptional. But the food…
You know, it is beautifully prepared but I just find it a bit meh.
Last night we had the scallops… or should I say scallop. You only get one scallop per serve and even for a small plate of yumminess that’s a bit rich I think. The slice I had was delicious.
The venison chorizo was also tasty – I’d recommend that if you go.
The truffle fritters were deep fried and that saves many a dish – I found the centre tasteless myself.
The roulade was generous (for Lamonts) and quite tasty – loved the pistachios.
We had the beef and mushroom pie – the pastry was heavenly, the filling was okay – but I didn’t crave more…
We had a potato and artichoke (I think) stack – which I didn’t like at all… but it was slightly better than the scordalio I had last time – bleah… it’s like a lump of cold mashed potato.
And we had the saffron chips. They were yummy.
We tried the chocolate mousse – which I had last time and found a bit heavy – and the creme caramel – which I must admit was the best creme caramel I have ever tasted.
I left feeling vaguely unsatisfied with the food.
It was like reading a book from an award winning author. All the ingredients are there, you know the author is celebrated, but… you just can’t get into it. You feel you should… but you’re left wanting another book.
Hey the company was great though!
And afterwards our chivalrous blokes changed a tyre.