Sometimes I think ... where did I eat before Bivouac opened? We find ourselves returning time and time again.
We kickstarted dinner with a serve of porcini mushroom and gruyere croquettes jalapeno aioli with a bottle Inedit. Inedit carries the meaning 'never been done before'. A beer skillfully crafted by the brewmasters of Estrella Damm in collaboration with Ferran Adria, Juli Soler and Sommelier Ferran Centelles and David Seijas from ElBulli Restaurant. Created solely for the purpose of being enjoyed with food. Upon first sip, Inedit is quite subtle and light on the palate but paired with food it is pure bliss. It cut through the oily crunch of the croquettes and each sip magnified with each bite.
Gnocchi would have to be my favourite vice. There are only a handful of restaurants in Perth where I only have eyes for these little pillows of potato. Bivouac is currently leading the pack. There is some pretty fking amazing gnocchi coming out of the kitchen at the Biv. Pan-fried pillows of perfection served with blue cheese, kale and walnuts, the richness and depth offset with the sweetness of caramelised pears. Heaven is a perfect bite of all these flavours.
We also shared another favourite "la tagliata', a whopping 300g aged sirloin perched atop smashed potatoes and kohlrabi puree and then drenched with a pedro ximenez reduction. The meat cooked just right and the flavours almost overwhelming.
We then followed up this feast with a decadent serve of creme catalan and rolled back home.