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It was my birthday and my family decided to take me out to dine at the Red Cabbage in South Perth. Yay! Red Cabbage was one of the few restaurants that was given a 2 stars in the West Australian Good Food Guide 2012. It has also won numerous awards in the restaurant and catering industry. Naturally I was excited!
The inside of the restaurant was posh with dark decor, almost mysterious looking. This effect was more evident later on the night without the sun shining in. We were ushered into the outer area where it seemed less formal and seated down promptly.
I didn’t quite like where we were seated as there was a damp smell to the area (most probably from the plastic rain cover right next to me!) but chose to ignore it, instead focusing on what we should order.
From my seat, I was staring straight into Dom Perignon, and the champagne was calling out to me! :P However I didn’t get to order any as no one wanted it on the table and since I’d already had some at an earlier function, I abstained from alcoholic drinks (moderation is always the best policy!). My sister ordered a Basil Mojito ($15). It’s quite different from the usual. My favourite is still the mojito from Minq Bar in Burswood.
On to the food, we had the following for entree:
- Scallops + smoked trout, braised fennel, saffron mayonnaise ($19)
- A dozen mixed oyster ($36)
One look at the dishes and you know they have put in a lot of effort into the presentation. They looked amazing! and also tasted amazing! Succulent large lightly grilled scallops and melt in the mouth smoked trout. It was too small to share! Greedy me wanted it all to myself! Luckily the oysters filled in the gap.
There were six flavours to choose from - Natural with grilled lime; Red nam jim dressing; Spanish chorizo; Tempura oysters + chips, pea puree, coriander + Japanese mayo; Yorkshire Kilpatrick Henderson’s relish; Steamed oysters with ginger, shallot, mirin + soy. We picked three flavours (highlighted in green). Oh my, they were good! Very fresh and I especially like the tempura oysters, so intricate with the puree and chips. Did not have the oily taste either. Yummo!
A palate cleanser came after the entree. Refreshing.
For mains, we ordered the following:
- Salmon + kingfish, soy jelly, wasabi, coconut ($37)
- Pheasant + osso bucco, beetroot puree, chocolate, fruit ($38)
- Ranger Valley skirt steak, potato, mushrooms, English condiments ($38)
- Smoked venison, goats cheese, cauliflower, capers ($38)
- Long Mac and Latte ($3.90)
- Apple + Rhubarb Crumble ($15)
- Miniature of Red Cabbage’s fine desserts ($27) – a bit of everything in their dessert menu!
Rating by: N.L.
Red Cabbage Food + Wine
Telephone: 08 9367 5744
Address: 49/15 Labouchere Road, South Perth
Tuesday: 6pm – 10pm
Wednesday – Friday: Lunch 12pm – 3pm; Dinner 6pm – 10pm
Saturday: 6pm – 10pm