A wonderful new entrant into the Perth food and drinks scene, Harvey Leigh’s has sprung up instead of Enriques on Beaufort Street, Highgate. A wine bar, bistro and wine store it’s the brainchild of famous sommelier Dan Wegener and might be joined in coming months by Harvey Leigh’s Public House, alongside the place Beaufort Local as soon as stood.
Open in the intervening time for breakfast and lunch Wednesday via Sunday, and dinner on Friday and Saturday it’s a glossy and alluring area – with tables on the footpath out entrance for sunny days – which it was once we dropped in in the course of the week. My eating chum introduced his little canine alongside and he (the canine) was made to really feel at house with a bowl of water shortly introduced out.
We have been made to really feel at house too as we appeared over the snappy wine listing earlier than deciding on a bottle of 2017 Each Other’s Wine Company rosé – from Frankland River this mix of Semillon and Tempranillo is a three way partnership of proprietor Dan and Jo Perry from Dormilona. It has a stunning apricot hue. Slightly funkiness on the nostril at first with raspberries and nectarines shining by means of. The palate has notes of lime marmalade, berries and finishes crunchy and dry.
As to the meals – the breakfast menu consists of mushrooms on toast with tarragon, natural ham with smooth eggs and Provencal beans, grilled cheese on toast and, our selection, cured trout rillettes on brioche with poached eggs and a aspect of avocado.
The lunch menu had cabbage full of pork and carrots, sluggish cooked lamb shoulder with candied carrots in addition to the 2 we opted for – smoked beets with marinated feta, zucchini, and peas, and salmon gravlax.
The beets definitely had a smoky flavour – steamed earlier than smoking they retained an exquisite crunch, whereas the feta offered a creamy sharp distinction. Nice one.
The salty, smoky rillettes, pimped up with herbs and spices, sat on a few slices of crisply toasted bread, together with two poached eggs, oozy and completely cooked. Great breakfast dish.
And the gravlax – juicy, succulent matchsticks of salmon lay throughout the plate sprinkled with rock salt and topped with paper skinny sliced pickle – wonderful.
Harvey-Leigh’s, named for Dan and spouse Katie’s son, has actually upped the standard and elegance of this a part of Highgate – nicely put collectively wine listing, nice meals and excellent décor and ornament. Sure to be an enormous hit –and much more so when the extension subsequent door is full.