After doing lots of “stalking” over beautiful photos of The Old Laundry’s creation on Instagram and seeing beautiful photos of pop tarts and cakes popping on my Instagram newsfeed, my wishlist has expanded once again. On a lovely mid morning after teaching a BodyCombat class, I decided to catch up with my fellow foodie, Jess (@keepcalmandjusteat) for breakfast at The Old Laundry.
I had the Old Laundry Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tart ($17). First impression? It was beautifully presented, just exactly as how it looked on Instagram. The pastry was perfect with it’s crumbly textures on the outside balancing well with the three berry jam and peanut butter inside. To my surprise, it was well balanced and not too sweet as initially I thought that it would be a very sweet dish. The combination of flavours worked very well with each other including the chocolate mousse and salted caramel. Drizzled with slices of banana, pomegranate seeds, mint and edible flowers, keeping it fresh.
Old Laundry Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tart
Mum had the Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash ($17) with chorizo, caramelised onion jam, fried egg, rocket, lime and herbs. I sneaked a taste of the dish and I enjoyed it. The chorizo was grilled to perfection and the sweet potato gave a hint of sweetness to the dish, topped with acidity and fresh flavours of herbs, rocket and lime. The egg yolk on top is like icing on the cake with it’s oozing yellow egg yolk.
Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash
Jess had the Old Laundry Green Eggs and Ham ($21) which consists of pork hock, green pea and polenta fried cakes, poached eggs, pesto and rocket salad. Again, I sneaked a taste of the dish and it was as good as the other two dishes. The polenta fried cakes were crispy on the outside and packed full of flavours in the inside.
Old Laundry Green Eggs and Ham
To finish, we shared a slice of this beautiful Roasted Banana Cake Cream Cheese Icing drizzled with salted caramel ($8). I had one bite and it was divine and indulgent. Oh and look how beautiful is the cake too!
Roasted Banana Cake with Salted Caramel and Cream Cheese Icing
On a separate occasion, I visited The Old Laundry again but this time with a group of Perth foodies/bloggers/instagrammers. We were seated on a long high bar table for dinner (Thanks Cathy from Bake you smile for organising!). It was such a fun and enjoyable night getting to know fellow foodies while indulging in delicious food with lots of food photography happening on the table. For our side of the table, we shared the….
- Hand cut fries with basque ketchup and aioli ($8)
- Chorizo and Prawn Paella Balls with saffron aioli ($14)
- Mushroom Croquettes, Truffle, Parmesan and Romesco ($14)
- Dates, villa queso blue cheese, ricotta, pancetta and lemon ($14)
- Twice cooked rolled pork belly with apple, pine nuts and white bean puree ($26)
- Slow cooked braised lamb parcel, pumpking and lentil watercress salad ($28)
- Aromatic barramundi, quince salad, steamed brocollini and asparagus ($28)
Hand cut fries with basque ketchup and aioli
Mushroom Croquettes, Truffle, Parmesan and Romesco
Dates, villa queso blue cheese, ricotta, pancetta and lemon
Chorizo and Prawn Paella Balls with saffron aioli
Slow cooked braised lamb parcel, pumpking and lentil watercress salad
Twice cooked rolled pork belly with apple, pine nuts and white bean puree
Aromatic barramundi, quince salad, steamed brocollini and asparagus
On those two separate occasions, I enjoyed the food at The Old Laundry. During both of my visits there, the service was friendly, attentive and efficient. Whether it is breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, the Old Laundry makes a great place to catch up over food and coffee for breakfast or for after work drinks and food with your mates.
Mel’s Rating : mmmm (excellent)