On the lengthy weekend in January we toddled, by practice, to the Wine Loft on the Boatshed Market in Cottesloe to style an excellent vary of Pet-Nat glowing, after which as soon as that was completed, went on over to considered one of our Western suburb go-to locations for a light-weight lunch – Lamonts Wine Store.
It is a wonderful set-up – lengthy and excessive wine-racks alongside one wall, and the low partitions of wine packing containers which act to partition totally different areas of the room – not a nasty look in case you are a wine lover! Styled on a European enoteca all wines can be found for buy to remove however can be served in house for a further corkage cost.
We sat at a small desk beneath the wine racks, and checked out the menu and wine listing by the glass which is small, fascinating and ever altering – in fact the entire store of wine is on the market do you have to select.
As we had been imbibing glowing we caught to the theme- albeit in a extra conventional fashion with a glass of Lamonts personal Vintage Sparkling, 2015 –created from Cabernet Sauvignon it has a salmon blush, a bouquet of raspberries and spice and flavours of tart cranberries – crisp, dry and stylish and really drinkable.
The meals revolves round share plates, each giant and small and on this event we had three of those smaller dishes – haloumi with roasted grapes and mint – the fried haloumi, squeaky, melting and creamy, together with candy, heat, roasted grapes and strips of fragrant and peppery mint – a easy however oh so beautiful dish.
And then Abrolhos scallops cooked within the shell and sloshed with a splendidly intense blood orange butter – the scallops juicy and frivolously charred, bursting with ocean flavours, the buttery citrus sauce nailing it as a flavour distinction.
Followed by a completely sensible pie – wagyu and mushroom pie, a splendidly flaky pastry containing a juicy mixture of beef and mushrooms, and topped with a gently spicy tomato chutney. Yowza….
Then to conclude proceedings we shared a dessert – buttermilk pannacotta – wobbly, creamy, with a slight tang from the buttermilk, topped with candy, sharp passionfruit – splendid. With the dessert a glass of Lamonts wonderful sticky – Navera – was a wonderful accompaniment – viscous, aromas of Christmas cake, allspice and dried fruit; wealthy, clean, lingering palate of raisins, darkish chocolate, dried orange peel. Gorgeous.
And that was it for the day – one other nice expertise right here. Lamonts Wine Store continues to kick objectives – excellent meals and distinctive wine listing in a homely, pleasant surroundings – prime stuff.