Friday, 29 November 2013

When food is art (Silks at Crown Perth)

Sometimes a dining experience goes beyond just good food and great service to become something that words simply cannot describe. Such was my recent experience at Silks Restaurant at the Crown.


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Shown to a private booth, the menu soon arrived in a beautiful padded folder. Clearly this wasn’t going to be any ordinary lunch.



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I’d opted for the $50 special which gave me lunch, a $20 voucher to the Isika Spa, access to the Crown pool area and entry into a prize for a trip to Paris. So really the lunch cost me $30, what would I get in such a fine establishment I pondered?

First up was a small morsel just to give my tastebuds a heads up.



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Next the sauces, ginger, chilli and chilli paste, not that I would be needing them, the morsels were so full of flavour you didn't need to add anything.
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The first course was a trio of steamed combination dim sum, shark, prawn, and crab. The middle one oozing when I bit into it (the waitress had warned me this might happen).


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Next the fried section ... crispy fried Patagonian toothfish, a pumpkin ball and taro puff ... when a pumpkin mouse is disguised in a pumpkin wrapper. Oh how I love clever packaging. 

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Then a BBQ trio of honey pork, noodles and pork belly (there were three pieces but one disappeared even before the camera came out)

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By now I was already sitting back on my chair.
Dessert. Why give you one when they can give you two.



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A wonderfully smooth, comforting crème brulee, with coconut sago, lime crumble and compressed mango offering was first. It filled me with childhood memories, followed by a fruit jelly chaser and a sesame wafer. I can hear what you’re thinking … a wafer, Yes I was in danger of repeating the famous Python scene.
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Relaxing in the booth and in no hurry to go anywhere I pondered …how can such tiny, delicate parcels fill you up so much. A quick trip to the restrooms gave no respite from the utter luxury.


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Silks …

bliss …

they had me at the padded menu ...












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