For the past few years when my parents ask us what we would like for Christmas we always ask for a lunch or dinner with them. Time with our loved ones is so precious and we just don’t know how many of those fun times we get to enjoy. We always have a good laugh.
This year we went to Heirloom in Perth. The menu has been designed by Pete Evans which gives it a healthier twist. Previously we had gone for breakfast there and it was always delicious. Last time there was little green smoothies, chia pudding, honey comb, of course all of the traditionals, freshly baked loaves of bread.
This time we went for the lunch time special with 3 courses for $45 which is very reasonable. The sizes of the dishes were really good as well. I love the concept that the food has a healthier twist to it and that where possible ingredients are sourced locally. If ingredients are sourced locally this means that often they are more nutritious because the ingredients have not travelled for thousands of kilometers.
I started with the raw lasagna. The flavours were just incredible and it was beautifully presented. Some zucchini sheets had been rolled up, plus there was olives and tomatoes around the actual lasagna. The dish was fairly light which is great as an entree. The first picture shows the raw lasagna.
As the main I had the Atlantic salmon with a watercress and fennel salad. The salmon was on a nut and pepper sauce and topped with hazelnuts. The watercress added a subtle spice whereas the fennel gave it a slightly sweet finish. The hazelnuts made my tastebuds dance but I am in love with hazelnuts.
For dessert pretty much all of us had the pana cotta with lychee topping. There is no words to describe this dish. The vanilla in the pana cotta and the lychees, like a match made in heaven. Certainly one of those melt in your mouth desserts.
We will certainly be going back. The only thing that I wish they had would be vegan or plant based dishes on the menu. I do not mind a little bit of fish on rare occasions but with my egg allergy it would make things much easier. Maybe in the future.