Monday, 4 August 2014

C Restaurant, Perth CBD

When a beloved colleague announced she was leaving us and heading out into the big bad world, our Office Manager decided that we needed to go somewhere special to bid her farewell. The special place she chose was C Restaurant.


C Restaurant is Perth's only revolving restaurant and sits on the 33rd floor of St Martins Tower. I had never been or heard a lot of feedback about C but knew it was pretty fancy. You know, the kind of place you'd go to for an anniversary, special birthday or to propose. I was stoked to be going there for a work-do where I wouldn't have to foot the bill.



The novelty of a revolving restaurant certainly provided a lot of conversation for our table as we gazed out the window pointing out landmark buildings however my excitement wore off quickly when I realised that the slow moving restaurant was moving just enough to give me slight motion sickness.


During the week, C Restaurant offer a one ($35), two ($49) and three ($63) course lunch special. We opted for the three course special.

The table shared a bottle of Capel Vale "Debut" Sparkling Brut ($53). While palatable, it's not a drink that I would order again.



For entree, I ordered the “36 hours cooked” pork belly with celeriac purée, apple & rhubarb chutney, chorizo crumb and calvados jus.

The serving was much larger than I expected. I had imagined one or two little squares of pork belly. The presentation was gorgeous and it looked mouth-watering however I found it a little bland and a little dry. I don't know that I've ever had 36 hours cooked anything but perhaps dry meat is inevitable.





I went with the Huon Valley Tasmanian salmon marinated with maple & soy, pickled fennel salad, dauphine potato, salmon crackling for mains. The salmon had a lovely hint of the sweet and saltiness from the maple soy marinade, while the pungent pickled fennel salad provided a sharp biting comparison to the soft flavours of the salmon.





Not being a 'sweet tooth' I was tempted by the cheese platter but ended up going with the vanilla & blueberry parfait with meringue, fresh berry salad and fruits of the forest sorbet. I enjoyed it more than I thought and managed to finish the entire dish. Thank goodness for stretchy pants!





I thought service was fine but a colleague who was seated on another table made a point of saying that she did not want us to leave a tip. I'm not sure what happened to evoke such a strong reaction but it was all smiles from our table.

I thought the specials provides a decent value for money lunch however I don't think I could return because of the motion sickness. Everything I ate was good but would have me rushing back for more. All in all, the experience (minus the motion sickness) was a fun afternoon away from the office.

Some more food shots of dishes ordered by colleagues 


C’s famous homemade potato gnocchi, Napolitana sauce, spinach and gorgonzola cream, semi dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese


Huon Valley Tasmanian salmon tartare with pickled beet, horseradish cream, salmon caviar, fresh orange and fine herbs




Char-grilled Wagyu beef sirloin with spinach & potato gratin, Manjimup fresh truffles, braised beef cheeks, shallot purée and persillade d’escargot


Moist Turkish coffee cake with crispy chocolate tuile, coffee Chantilly, mandarin sorbet & gel


Moist Turkish coffee cake with crispy chocolate tuile, coffee Chantilly, mandarin sorbet & gel


Cheese board  your choice of two cheeses with red wine poached pear, muscatels, fresh strawberry, quince paste and crisp breads


Plate of assorted, kirsh griotte cherry & pistachio crispy wrap, rhubarb infused lavender & poppy seed crumble, with vanilla ice-cream


Plate of assorted, kirsh griotte cherry & pistachio crispy wrap, rhubarb infused lavender & poppy seed crumble, with vanilla ice-cream




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1 comment:

  1. Ah! Feeling quite hungry now! Want to taste those foods!

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