The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Saturday, 12 May 2007

Reflections, South Perth

During our recent trip to Perth, we went out for dinner with my high school friends and their partners at Reflections. Gorgeous venue, which is to be expected of a classy restaurant in the rich suburb of South Perth. It was a Wednesday, and the restaurant's "1/2-price-steak" weekday special was on. Personally, I found the food offerings to be quite plain, ordinary and perhaps boring - there are already many restaurants around Perth serving similar Mediterranean-influenced dishes. I guess the restaurant was sticking to 'safe' dishes to ensure good business since many Perthites tend to not be such adventurous diners. Service was friendly and personable, and food presentation was very good.

I chose the Char Grilled Chicken Breast ($26.50), which came with prawns, spinach and asparagus in a tomato-based sauce. It was an ordinary dish beautifully presented.

Rob and a few others ordered the Pork Spare Ribs doused with "traditional barbecue sauce", and he loved it. It was messy eating the ribs, but Rob enjoyed it so much that he did a superb job of picking the bones clean (usually I'd pick at Rob's bone-picking efforts). It was pretty yummy.

For dessert, we shared a Chocolate Mudcake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was so rich and chocolatey, and I was glad we shared it because I would not have finished one serving on my own.

It was a nice meal as we caught up with friends. A few of my friends had their Entertainment Book vouchers, and we were informed that the "1/2-price" for the ribs would actually be counted as "full-price" if we wanted to use the vouchers. Those who ordered the ribs said they didn't mind because the ribs were worth it.

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