At the Hummus Club, on the veranda overlooking William Street on a sunny autumn day made for an additional satisfying go to to this wonderful restaurant – with its Middle Eastern impressed delicacies and nicely matched wine listing.
The meals all the time impresses right here and our first selection was chic – crisply fried WA octopus – so tender – served with spicy pepper jam, inexperienced tahini and threads of fennel – completely spot on.
Next, and equally nearly as good – brown sugar cured salmon – juicy, succulent, topped with crunchy vinegary pickles, a sprinkle of zaatar and a few toasted bread to slap it on. Light, refreshing, once more so nicely turned out.
And in fact, it wouldn’t be a visit to the Club with out a few of its namesake – this time a big bowl of clean, creamy, lemony hummus layered across the bowl and topped with nutty freekeh, pickled fennel, candy, juicy currants, slivered almonds, onion, dill and chunks of candied carrots – with flat bread to mop all of it up, this was a really giant serve, and wrestle, though an pleasant one, to complete.
With the meals it appeared very applicable to attempt a wine from the Middle East – from Chateau Kefraya in Lebanon the Myst rosé – produced from Cinsault and Shiraz and in a Moselle fashion bottle it has a bouquet of strawberries and spice. The crisp dry palate overflows with flavours of cranberries and tart raspberries.
Once once more an amazing meal – wonderful Lebanese influenced meals, pleasant and useful waiters, excellent and nicely matched wine listing – and sitting out within the open air a pleasure on these Indian Summer days.