You’ve probably gathered by now that food plays a large part in my life. This evening I had the great pleasure of dining at Wildflower in Perth. It is fine dining with a focus on Australian native ingredients and a view over the rooftops and river. What did I order? Jarrah smoked kangaroo with pepperberry, native herb pesto and pickled radish, and a tomato salad with burrata, lemon balm, aniseed myrtle and stone fruit, accompanied by a glass of tempranillo. Rounding it off beautifully, my charming waiter presented me with two divine finger lime chocolate balls to finish.
I’m never one to pass on tasting something new, especially when I didn’t even know it existed. So when I came across barrel aged Tequila on the tasting bench at Dan’s it seemed necessary to investigate. Lo and behold, it’s quite delicious. The same depth and force of a whisky but with a herbaceous underpinning; smooth and slightly spicy with quite a smokey aroma. I’m not sure what I would serve with it – perhaps some roasted nuts or vegetable chips. Definitly worth trying again sometime soon.