Le Rebelle has taken the place of Circa in Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, and is housed in an extended, slender room throughout a few ranges with the heavy carved bar taking delight of place on the second degree. It has acquired many good evaluations because it opened, with its bistro fashion meals and snappy wine listing profitable plaudits and from our expertise these are nicely deserved.
Sitting within the downstairs space we started with a glass of the superb new Pet Nat from Dormilona, Yokel -yeasty and cloudy, with a crisp inexperienced apple and lemon palate – simply the factor to get the style buds glowing.
Then onto crab toast – picked blue manna crab, juicy and salty, on toasted bread, served with creamy lemon mayo and a sprinkle of dill – a really spectacular and lightweight starter.
We turned to a different from the starter part of the menu and this time have been introduced with double spiced prawns – two fried prawns, cooked with their tails, complemented by slaw and a mildly spiced cocktail sauce – kind of a deconstructed prawn cocktail, however so a lot better than these of my youth!
While having fun with the meals we ordered a bottle of Italian rosé – Langhe Rosato 2018 – which we had coincidentally come throughout the earlier weekend at an Italian wine and cheese tasting on the Wine Loft in Cottesloe – made out of Nebbiolo it’s vibrant pink with a bouquet of cherries, strawberries, watermelon and violet florals; the superbly dry palate is filled with the flavours of raspberries and cranberries – an awesome drop, certainly.
Then we ordered one of many specials, and particular it was – deep fried mozzarella croquettes, crisp crackly coating, oozy and creamy cheese, and sloshed with probably the most beautiful XO sauce – all of the salty, shellfish, chilli, onion and garlic flavours combining to make a most excellent sauce – lick the plate stuff – this was an absolute spotlight.
So, all in all a really spectacular place that is – nicely ready and cooked bistro dishes, in a sometimes bistro-style setting – at occasions crowded and loud, however that’s all a part of the enjoyable. The XO sauce lingers in my reminiscence and the wine record, whereas comparatively small, is properly curated and has an fascinating choice. Definitely a spot to get again too quickly.