So I splurged a bit at lunch yesterday…not at all the intention and a spur of the moment decision! My colleague and I were walking down Hay Street in the city looking for somewhere to have lunch where we had enough space to spread our paperwork…from looking for somewhere that served foccacias, we ended up fine dining @ Bar One.
We both ordered pastas for the mains, I had the penne with fennel sausage special (not sure how much this cost) and my colleague had the linguini which was served with scallops, snapper, prawns, chilli and preserved lemon ($34.50). Both were nice without being spectacular…
Though the dessert did impress!
The chocolate pannacotta was served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and a delicious milk tuile (a thin crisp cookie) – the combination was scrumptious. The pannacotta was similar to a chocolate mousse but thicker, it was quite rich so the vanilla ice-cream and milk tuile complimented the pannacotta well.
I enjoyed my foodie experience at Bar One much more than my experience at Sentinel Bar and Grill which is also owned and operated by the same Perth restaurateur, Steve Scaffidi.
It was a $100 lunch ($50 each) and we only had mineral water / a lemon lime bitters for drinks…so a very pricey for a week day lunch but the service was fantastic and the food was quality. I will def be back, but next time I feel like pasta I’ll be going to my Italian in-laws’ kitchen or an authentic local Italian Restaurant like La Vela where $100 feeds four!