Summer Menu Launch
The Court Hotel
25 January, 2015
‘Good Food is all the sweeter when shared with good friends’
It has been a desire of mine for some time now to develop this online space to include more lifestyle features. Food, beauty, fitness and travel posts and of course fashion will all be new features here for 2015. Kicking off with my review of the Court hotel’s summer menu launch.
Although I have been living in Perth a little over a year I have found it hard to identify my ‘go to’ place to eat. It has been a little mission of mine to suss out places that I could go to over and over again and with every visit fall in love with the venue a little bit more. Whether that be through delivering consistently good quality food at affordable prices or boasting a friendly venue with staff that ooze enthusiasm to produce a great eating experience. I am delighted to announce my search is over the Court Hotel ticks all the right boxes.
Nestled in a prime location the Court Hotel is walking distance from Perth’s main train and bus stations. Sitting on the edge of Beaufort Street and James Street the Court is across from the heart of Perth’s vibrant cultural and entertainment hub Northbridge.
On arrival, I was greeted by a beautiful table setting of two long tables sitting under the shade of a tree sophistically decorated with stacked bulbous flower vases. Fashion bloggers, Instagrammer’s and food bloggers were excitedly chatting and happily anticipating tasting the Court’s new summer offerings.
I was promptly handed a glass of sparkling Moet which was just as quickly filled up a few times throughout the course of the meal launch.
Once seated fellow fashion bloggers at my table from Perth shared stories and reminisced recalling fond memories of younger days spent dancing the night away at the Court. Although my first time at the Court, I immediately knew it would be the perfect location for some serious fun and food as the relaxed atmosphere provided an ideal location for relaxed chatting.
For entrees, we were treated to a selection of sliders & share boards comprised of mouth-watering tasting options including homemade sausage rolls served with burger sauce and tomato ketchup. I promptly helped myself to one of my favourites calamari, cooked to perfection lightly seasoned and served on a bed of fresh salad greens and sweet chilli sauce.
I highly recommend trying the crunchy onion Bhaji perfectly complimented by a coriander yoghurt dressing or the chicken and brown rice salad served with a unique combination of cranberries, sundried tomatoes strips and french coriander and nuts. Delicious!
The smoked salmon and avocado salad with spinach, cucumber ribbons and capers, dressed with sesame seed vinaigrette is the perfect light healthy option and believe me you will want leave room for mains.
Armed with an already overflowing tasting plate, pork pulled sliders with Asian slaw were placed out for tasting. Always one to shy away from pulled pork, the name alone I have found in the past very off-putting, but as they were fast disappearing I decided it would be rude not to try one. Converted, the pulled pork slider was the ideal tasting size and left me hoping for a second as its savoury yet slightly sweet consistency complimented by the Asian slaw tasted like a little slice of heaven.
I opted for the grilled salmon fillet for main served on a large hearty bed of coz lettuce, delectable cherry tomatoes mixed with sautéed green beans and Spanish onion. The salmon was cooked to perfection, perfectly pink in the centre and not dry which is often the case particularly with a piece of salmon of this size. I struggled to finish my main as you can see it was a particularly wholesome cut as was the bed of salad.
The grilled chicken quinoa option is the perfect light and also healthy option served with broccoli, snow peas, spinach, spring onion and crumbled feta.
The Court’s new summer menu also boasts a 300g Scotch Fillet served with your choice of creamy mash or fries and mushroom peppercorn, port wine jus or onion sauce and pulled Pork Fettuccine with slow roasted pork with mushroom and tomato. I am already planning my next trip back to try the Butter Chicken Curry perfectly plated with brown rice, papadum and lime pickle.
Notorious for my sweet tooth, I was finding it difficult to find room for my favourite course, dessert. We were definitely in for treat for our third course as we were appropriately treated to a choice of dessert cocktails a lollytini or cookies and cream. I chose the tiered sugary tipple lollytini prepared by yes, a shirtless barman. Tip, we were advised that if the barman doesn’t taste the cocktail after making it, don’t drink it! I know what your thinking, was it necessary for the barman to take his top off, well yes, of course, who doesn’t want their drink made by a handsome shirtless man.
The lollytini glass was cutely decorated with a rim of sprinkles which added the perfect texture to the sugary sweet drink. Overall I was blown away by the sheer quality of food and the management Neil, and his team oozed enthusiasm to share their venue. I can’t wait for my next visit. The Court is open for lunch from mid-day and I highly recommend this venue for food, drinks, events and functions, it really has something to suit everyone’s taste buds.