Rating 5 out of 5
Monday, 22 October 2012
I had heard many good stories about the Wild Fig when it was located in North Perth, so I really wanted to try it after the relocation to Scarborough beach. The atmosphere was quite nice - sedate, simple and romantic. Their choice of music was a little unusual (from Elton John to some electric guitar based music), but it sort of suited the ambiance. With quite a few gluten free friendly options on the menu, I didn't know what to choose. I had been craving steak all day at work so I decided to order the same as Chris - eye fillet on rosti with broccolini and shallot reduction. The broccolini was cooked perfectly, still a little crunchy with a lot of flavour. I added a small amount of the shallot reduction onto it and the flavour was amazing! I had been looking forward to the rosti the most, but was a little disappointed with the large amount of parsley in it, the flavour took over the rosti and I didn't like it that much by itself. However, the rosti mixed with the meat and the brocollini, ended up working really well together. The meat itself was tender and good quality. I ordered it medium-well done, next time I could possibly go for medium at the Wild Fig so there is a little more juice. I also ordered a Matso alcoholic ginger beer. It was refreshing and went well with my meal.
I don't usually order desserts when we go out, mainly because there aren't many options for me. There were heaps at the Wild Fig, and all were very tempting. I chose to go with the salted caramel bitter chocolate mud cake with raspberry sauce and cream. It was AMAZING. The cake itself was so full of flavour, but then when the raspberry and cream was added, everything came to life. The cake reminded me of the flourless chocolate cake I made from a Donna Hay recipe book, I think they adapted the recipe and certainly did an excellent job!
Rating 5 out of 5