This is likely one of the most persistently prime performers among the many many small bars in Perth – the meals is all the time on level, with a Southern Italian slant, naturally; the wine record is among the best round – not in depth, however altering repeatedly and all the time providing decisions that you could be not in any other case see round city – they definitely help small producers and are main promoters of pure wine – as is their massive sister restaurant, Balthazar.
And in fact, however under no circumstances final, the employees – they’re with out exception on the prime of the career. Friendly, welcoming, educated, all the time prepared to assist with wine and meals decisions.
It is a common haunt of mine and one among my favourite starters so far as the meals is worried is their marinated octopus – succulent little critters, with a sprint of oil, lemon and chilli – they’re a fantastic companion to a glass or two of vino.
And a new dish on the menu was merely sensible – seared sword fish with peperonata and capers –the aromatics of the combination, the salty crunch of the capers aligning completely to the lusciousness of the flippantly cooked fish – one of many best swordfish dishes round city I might assume. Loved it.
And wine? Well there’s a veritable treasure trove every time I go to – the Barbazzale Cottanera from Mt Etna in Sicily a working example – a mix of primarily Nerello Mascelese and a little Nerello Cappuccio – vibrant shimmering ruby, with a aromatic bouquet of raspberries and blackberries – the palate is mild, with well-balanced acid, flavours of raspberries and purple plums. Beautiful consuming.
No Mafia is on the prime of the small bar listing in Northbridge – all the time providing a new discovery so far as wine is worried – the meals wonderful and the employees distinctive. Never disappoints.