To many Perth locals, C Restaurant is known for it’s 360 degree views of Perth city while indulging in fine food. Step into the lift and you will be taken all the way up to Level 33 of St Martins Tower where C Restaurant is located. On a Saturday evening, Elwyn and I headed to C Restaurant for a special evening. Unfortunately, we were not seated close to the windows but we still managed to catch a view of our beautiful Perth city at night. However, it did not disappoint as the dimmed lighting and romantic atmosphere set the scene for us.
We opted for the weekend dinner two course menu priced at $94 per person. I chose an entree and a main and Elwyn went for a main and dessert. The Entree which I chose comprises of seared scallops with picalilli puree, slow cooked pork belly, fresh cauliflower, Granny smith apples. I don’t know about you but to me, the sound of scallops and pork belly together is a pretty good match. Perfectly seared, the scallops had a delicate sweet flavour with a tender texture.
For my mains, I had the rosemary infused lamb rack with butternut pumpkin purée, French puy lentils, crispy pumpkin seeds and rosemary jus. It was quite a generous portion and I definitely was quite full after. The lamb racks were cooked perfectly to medium with a hint of red. It’s moist, juicy and tender, bursting full of flavour, being infused with rosemary. Overall, I thought that the dish was texturally well balanced with each element complementing well with each other.
Elwyn had the char-grilled Pitch Black Angus beef tenderloin with wild forest mushrooms, saffron pickling onion, braised beef brisket, potato croquette and beef au jus. I sneaked a taste of his dish and thought that the Angus beef tenderloin was cooked perfectly to medium. Like the lamb rack, it was juicy and tender, complementing well with the beef jus. The wild forest mushrooms gave a hint of earthy textures to the dish. However, one of the standout of the dish would be the braised beef brisket. Put your fork through and you get tender slices of braised beef brisket falling apart, just like pulled pork or beef.
For dessert, we shared the 67% chocolate mousse, Kalamansi pate de fruit, yuzu & strawberry macaron, yoghurt sorbet. As a whole, I thought that the dish was texturally well balanced, from the chocolate-y goodness of the chocolate mousse to the refreshing textures of the yoghurt sorbet. The yuzu and strawberry macaron was pretty indulgent too.
Overall, Elwyn and I had an enjoyable evening at C Restaurant. The service was excellent – one of the waitstaff saw us snapping photos of the food and lent us his mini LED torch to enhance the lighting. With it’s well presented and lovely food topped with views of Perth city, C Restaurant is the place to be for those special occasions or a special date.
If you have the 2015/2016 Gold Entertainment Card, you can use it here too!
Mel’s rating : mmmm (excellent)