Celebrating Stacy’s birthday, the usual four of us girls headed out to Petite Mort. For many, food represents the pinnacle of pleasure so Petite Mort (literally ‘little death’ and slang for ‘orgasm’ in French) in Shenton Park sets expectations high indeed.
A bit risqué for some, perhaps, but this intimate inner Perth restaurant is all class. The interior is comfortably filled with white clothed tables and striking artwork and topped off with the friendly service from the wait staff.
Set in the old Star Anise, acclaimed chef Todd Stuart’s modern French cuisine is sure to satisfy (no pun intended).
Rather than traditional starters and mains, all Petite Mort’s dishes are entrée sized, allowing you to sample a variety of options rather than filling up on just one or two.
Todd, the culinary impresario from the restaurant formerly known as Bouchard, is a brilliant chef who perfectly understands how food techniques, artistry and flavour combinations able to capture a diner’s heart.
There are two options with the degustation, smaller version with around 7 small plates and the normal version with 10 small plates and obviously we went with the normal version. We wanted to try everything!
We started with a mini serve of homemade brioche and a small cube of butter.
Amuse bouche was next, which is single bite sized hors d’oeuvres and on our plate were duck liver parfait, popcorn, brioche and port jelly.
Probably one of the prettiest and freshest tasting dishes of the degustation was this one. It looked so pretty on the plate before the waitperson veloute over it. This dish was cauliflower veloute, parmesan soil and custard.
Up next was the cured salmon, pickled vegetables, soy and cashew. Another refreshing dish with the lovely cured salmon and tanginess from the pickled vegetables and topped with wasabi sorbet!
Now, this was a really good dish. It was pork belly with sauerkraut and crackling. The pork was so tender, it just melted in your mouth and the crackling was crunchy!
Confit duck thigh with chanterelle & cepe mushrooms was our next dish.
There were two options with what we will call mains even though they weren’t very big in size. There was the herb crusted barramundi with spring vegetables and mussel broth.
The second option was beef fillet with bérnaise, onions and chips. It was presented prettily on the plate and tasted deliciously good too.
Our desert was Death by Chocolate which was an array of chocolate macaron, a bitter chocolate truffle, chocolate delice, this frozen chocolate aero mousse and a chocolate madeline beautifully arranged on a plate.
With only little room left in our bellies, we were presented with some petite fours. Yummy macarons, madelines and chocolate truffles were our given choices.
Being Stacy’s birthday, we were so surprised when the kitchen had made her a surprise soufflé, light and fluffy passionfruit soufflé accompanied with raspberry sorbet and yoghurt. Delicious!
Thank you Petite Mort for a wonderful dining experience. The service was polished and us girls had such a lovely night. $105 person for all that yummy food, it was definitely well worth it especially for the quality of food presented.
On the whole, 9 for food quality, 9 for pricing, 8 for atmosphere and 9 for service.
225 Onslow Road
Tel: 9388 0331