In the heart of Perth CBD, right next to Cloisters Arcade is the home to Chophouse, a Sydney based restaurant which has recently opened its doors. On a Saturday evening, the family and I decided to head to Chophouse for dinner because let’s face it, we love our meat. When we saw a Chophouse Tomahawk on the menu, we knew what to order straight away.
The Chophouse Tomahawk arrived at the table with a massive full rib on the bone. One end of the bone with lean meat and the other end with a fattier side. It’s our choice to mix things up a bit or eat as you go along the bone. Cooked perfectly to medium, the meat was so juicy and tender. It’s marinated with perfection. There’s three condiments on the side to complement the Tomahawk; the salsa verde, bearnaise and from memory, a spicy chilli sauce. My favourite has to be the salsa verde, giving it a fresh touch to the meat.
We shared a crisp pork belly and sea scallop as recommended by our waitperson. It’s a mix of shredded wombok, coriander, pea shoots, tendrils, soba noodles and mushroom vinaigrette together with the pork belly and scallop. The salad was fresh in flavour with an additional crunch on every bite, from the crisp pork belly to the shredded wombok. Every bite is a different experience. To add to our feast, we had a shoestring fries as our sides. Crisp and golden yellow, it’s the perfect side to any meat dish!
Yes, we did manage to demolish the whole tomahawk, leaving a clean bone and a room for dessert. We decided to share a popcorn brittle semifreddo with salted caramel and butter popcorn. The fluffy texture of the meringue on the top with the smooth, silky semifreddo is like a matchmake in heaven, together with the luscious salted caramel. It’s a lot of crunch, sweetness and a touch of salty flavours packed in one dessert.
Overall, I enjoyed Chophouse and would love to be back again to try more food from their menu. In particular, the slow cooked lamb shoulder to share which I have eyed on the menu. The service is friendly and efficient and the interior is warm and comfortable. If you love your meat and chops, Chophouse is the place to be.
The views expressed are entirely the writer’s own.
Why are Take me to foodie heaven’s posts so positive? Because I love to share and spread the word about good food. If the experience overall is bad, I will not blog about it because criticism is not my middle name.