As it was my mum’s birthday, we decided to give Bistro Guillaume a try. The setting in Bistro Guillaume is both classy and cosy with views overlooking the Crown Perth’s luxurious resort-style swimming pool. The lime green highlights gives the restaurant a fresh look and their staff, dressed in Lacoste were professional and attentive. (The French waiter who served us was very good looking!) From tables filled with businessmen to families, Bistro Guillaume caters for all.
When we arrived, the menus were already placed on our table. From my research done prior to arriving at Bistro Guillaume, I knew what to order straight away. Before ordering our mains, we ordered a few drinks to start off the night with. I ordered the Dark ‘n’ Stormy cocktail ($20) from the recommendation of the waiter. It was very refreshing and easy to drink. Although you can taste a bit of the rum, it doesn’t overpower the flavours of the cocktail. We were also given complimentary bread before starting our meals.
Red Wine and Dark ‘n’ Stormy
For our starters, three of us had the Escargot en persillade ($25) and mum ordered the Spanner Crab salad with avocado, cucumber and capsicum coulis ($30). Persillade is a sauce or seasoning mixture of parsley, chopped together with seasonings including garlic, herbs, oil and vinegar. The Escargot was very tasty and the crunchy-ness of the persillade made it a matchmake in heaven. This was the highlight of the night. Dad also said that it was so good that he could have another second helping of escargot. I had a taste test of the Spanner Crab salad and it was very fresh. The presentation of the Spanner Crab Salad was given a lot of attention to detail as it was very pretty with colours matching the theme of the restaurant.
Escargot en persillade
Spanner Crab Salad
All of us enjoyed our starters and we could not wait for our mains. For our mains, dad and I shared the Rangers Valley Wagyu rib eye with crispy kipfler potatoes and Béarnaise sauce ($145). It was a very generous portion. The rib eye was cooked to precision and the meat was tender which blended well with the Béarnaise sauce. The crispy kipfler potatoes was very good and complements the rib eye very well. As the portion was quite generous and although it was under dishes for two on the menu, this dish could actually feed a trio.
Rangers Valley Wagyu Rib Eye
Mum ordered the Rack of lamb on a bed of ratatouille, tapenade and zucchini flower ($40). Like the Wagyu rib eye, the lamb was cooked to perfection and the meat was soft and tender. Mum enjoyed her dish and thought that the ratatouille, tapenade and zucchini flower complements the rack of lamb very well.
Rack of Lamb
Fung ordered the Berkshire Pork belly with pickled cabbage and apple salad ($37). It was also a generous slab of Pork Belly which blended well with the sauce. Overall, Fung enjoyed his dish and thought that it was perfect as the skin was crispy with a layer of fat, making the dish tasty and bursting with flavour.
Berkshire Pork Belly
After finishing our mains, we were all quite full but luckily I have reserved some space for dessert. I ordered the Passionfruit Soufflé with crème Chantilly, banana and passionfruit sorbet ($22). The Passionfruit Soufflé was warm when it arrived and it was very soft and light that it felt like it was melting in my mouth. The Passionfruit Soufflé was heavenly when eaten together with the crème Chantilly and banana and passionfruit sorbet. What a great dessert to finish off the night!
Overall, we had a great dining experience in Bistro Guillaume. All of our meals were executed very well from starters to dessert. When we were leaving the restaurant, I had a short glance at the kitchen and thought that I saw Guillaume Brahimi, the chef who has appeared on one of the episodes in the current season of MasterChef Australia. I highly recommend Bistro Guillaume whether it is for a special occasion, a casual dinner or a dinner date. We will definitely be back in the future to try other dishes on their menu!
I would like to dedicate this post to my mum who has always been there for me.
Happy Birthday Mum!
My rating : mmmm (excellent)