Tapas & wine at Amphoras Bar for Sweet M’s birthday

Tuesday felt like Friday last week when we celebrated my colleague Sweet M’s birthday with an impromptu lunch at Amphoras Bar in West Perth.

We started with a glass of 2009 Bress Pinot Noir ($9)…

Basse pinot noir

One of the girls had an espresso martini, which looked amazing…

Chocolate espresso martini

Between the 6 of us we shared the following tapas…

2 servings of the roast pumpkin and buffalo mozzarella arancini balls with Amphoras house pesto ($16 per serve).

Roast pumpkin and buffalo mozzarella arancini w` house pesto

The outside had a delicious crisp that slightly crunches as you bite into the arancini. The inside was moist and the combination of the pumpkin and mozzarella was delicious – tasted amazing dipped in the pesto.

The wagyu meat balls ($22) was my pick and I’m usually quite fussy with meatballs as burger boy’s Italian mama makes it so well but it was different in texture and taste so I couldn’t compare like for like. The sauce was thickish and the meatballs were deliciously filled with cheese. Tasted great with the bread!

Wagyu Meatballs

Three of the girls absolutely loved the wild sautéd mushrooms and spinach topped with parmesan and crusty bread ($16). Sweet M & I don’t eat mushrooms and just helped out with the bread.

wild mushrooms with spinach topped with parmesan and crusty bread

The zucchini and haloumi fritters were light and tasty ($15)…

Zucchini and haloumi fritters

I love my dessert but nothing really stood out for the girls & I do recall the $15 dessert tasting plate being quite small in serving last time.

It was a lovely lunch and cost us $30 each. We all had an alcoholic drink each and left content. I’m a big eater so I was impressed that I wasn’t hungry until 5pm that day – dishes were of a decent size/filling. If I was just with burger boy I think we would have ordered the same amount as what I did with the girls :)

Loved the décor, ambience, service, food & drinks – I’ll be definitely be back!

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  4 comments for “Tapas & wine at Amphoras Bar for Sweet M’s birthday

  1. Chompchomp
    August 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Oh yes. Andaluz’s ‘shrooms are pretty goddam good. Ive gotta get back for more!
    Chompchomp recently posted..Clarke’s of North Beach, North Beach

    • August 19, 2012 at 6:48 am

      Oooop I just realised you were at Amphoras not Andaluz!!!! Baahahahah! I really shouldn’t comment this early in the morning should I?
      Chompchomp recently posted..The Precinct, Victoria Park

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