Friday, 12 September 2014

Lunch at Floreat Cafe | Fortysevenkirwanstreet

A couple of weeks ago we visited this cafe in Floreat called Fortysevenkirwanstreet for lunch. It's a small neighbourhood cafe with a great atmosphere and great food. It was really busy when we went, majority of the seats inside and outside were taken up and there was a constant stream of people coming in and taking away coffee. We were seated near the coffee machine against the wall, where we could look on at other tables and out the big window.

 For lunch, I had the pulled pork burrito with black bean and corn salsa. It was a really heavy dish, especially with the amount of pulled pork! I was really happy with the burrito wrap because it wasn't a store bought El de  Paso type burrito wrap, it was clearly housemade, it was crunchy rather than soft. The flavour combination was great, I absolutely love Mexican flavours. The only downside to the dish was that the pulled pork filling was verging on being dry, which made it harder to eat.  Personally I thought there was too much pork filling, I would have preferred it to have half the amount of pork mixed with something to make it lighter, like tomatoes or beans. Nevertheless it was a tasty dish! I also loved the halved avocado, because they're just great.

My sister had the house pie, which was a lamb and barley pie, which came with a small side salad. The presentation was rustic and cute. It doesn't look like a lot, but it was really filling according to my sister. I tasted some of hers and found it to be delicious, but filling. The barley added a great texture to the overall hearty dish. The pastry on top was flaky and crunchy which was great.

My mum had the sautéed mixed mushrooms on brioche toast with greens. The brioche was lovely and sweet, and added a a new level of flavour to the dish. It was sweet, but has salty notes from the mushrooms. It was a rather decadent and flavoursome dish.

Somehow, whenever we go out to have food, we always end up eating dessert. Full or not, we always order something sweet. At Fortysevenkirwanstreet, which. by the way, is on 47 Kirwan Street, they have a small selection of sweet things in a vintage looking wooden cabinet. Their desserts were all individual servings and we ended up getting the lemon tart and the chocolate beetroot cake. The lemon curd inside the tart was slightly too runny, but the sweetness and the tangyness of the dessert was greatly balanced.

The chocolate beetroot cake had a lovely velvety purple colour. I thought it was going to really rich and heavy, but it was surprisingly fresh and somewhat light. I think the beetroot in the cake really tones out the heaviness of chocolate, making it easier to eat more! The chocolate shards on top however, did make it more decadent.

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