There are very few fine dining restaurant in Perth that is memorable and Azure is definitely one of them. We decided to revisit this place after a long time to try them out. We were not disappointed at all and very happy that the food was still very good, ambiance was perfect and staffs were really attentive.
We were asked if we would like to start off with some garlic bread, and we said yes. We somehow know that this wasn’t complimentary; and it wasn’t expensive. Priced at $4.50; warm turkish bread slapped with garlic butter with sides of pesto. Delicious.
When the bread was served, the owner came asking us if we would like to try out a tasting sample of their menu coming out next week and yeah we didn’t resist. It was a beautiful Ravioli stuffed with minced prawn and scallop, dressed in Gremolata sauce and Olive oil, resting on a warm bed of sweet pumpkin mash. There were toppings of sage (I think!), slivered roast almonds, and dash of fine chili powder. Overall the dish were really tasty (I almost lick the pumpkin mash clean off the plate) except the Ravioli skin was slightly thick.
So finally our mains arrived – the grandmaster Pork Belly! Cooked for 4 hour, these Pork Belly ($34.50) were like Chinese Siew Yoke – except the skin wasn’t as crispy as I would have wanted it to be. Aside from pork, there were two prawns (very nicely cooked and fresh!) on kimchi and sides of refreshing sweet lychee salad (wish there were more).
In the start, we were afraid that going directly to the mains would not be enough for us. Sadly, we were wrong. We ordered this Mediterranean Roast Vegetables as sides ($8.50) to share and we were filled to the brim very quickly while having our mains and this. We didn’t regret ordering it though because it was really a delicious side… wish I could do my roast vege as good as this.
My partner is a sucker for dessert so we ordered a Chocolate Tasting plate to share. The last time we came here we were so impressed with their Tasting Plate; it was really one of those memorable and playful plate of dessert. It did not disappoint this time as well – there were Mint & Choc Ice cream (from the taste it seems like it’s made from After Eight Mint chocolate), Biscotti, Choc Crème Brûlée, Choc Lava Cake in a cup, Torched Meringue, Fairy Floss and shaved fresh Fennel on chocolate crumble. Priced at $18.50.
What a wonderful evening of tasty and memorable food. Thoroughly recommend Azure to anyone.