Over the past couple of months, the WA foodies have been setting up monthly get togethers. Our first date was with Jerry Fraser in Amphoras, the next was to The very aptly named Nomvember and in December we put our glad rags on for a night of delectable degustation at Chez Pierre in Nedlands, Perth.
We were treated to a glass of sparkling wine and some beautiful hors d’ouerve of crab and dill on mini crostini. Our first course was a pumpkin mousse to whet the appetite. Followed by a ceviche au saumon with mango salsa. Scallops with veal ragout, almond foam and spinach purée. Chef Andre then treated us to a surprise course of pea risotto and juicy tiger prawns. A refreshing palette cleanser of mint and cucumber sorbet allowed us to take a break and get ready for the heavier dishes to follow.
The chef then stepped it up a notch and we were presented with breast of duck with potato fondant, confit tomatoes, orange segments and cassis jus. Followed by rack of lamb with vegetables Provençal, baby vegetables and a simple jus. Our final savory course was a poached pear with vintage Brie and walnuts, beautifully creamy. And last but not least, Panna cotta with wild cherry sorbet, chocolate sable and gooseberry.
Have you been to Chez Pierre? What did you think?