Petite Mort

Petite Mort


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.


Dining room

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.

Amuse bouche

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.

Cauliflower veloute, parmesan soil and custard

Cauliflower veloute, parmesan soil and custard 1

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!

Cured salmon, pickled vegetables, soy and cashew

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!

Pork belly with sauerkraut and crackling

Confit duck thigh with chanterelle & cepe mushrooms was our next dish.

Confit duck thigh with chanterelle & cepe mushrooms

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.

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.

Beef fillet with bérnaise, onions and chips

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.

Death by Chocolate

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.

Petite fours

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!

Stacy with her passionfruit souffle, raspberry sorbet and yoghurt

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.

Petite Mort

225 Onslow Road

Shenton Park

Tel: 9388 0331

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