Last week was pretty much a lazy week for us! With my newly purchased Entertainment Book, we decided to have some new. Fortunately enough, we did not have to pick blindly. My sister paid a visit to Breezes on Como last week and said it was pretty good. So why not? Perfectly located nearby for a lazy Monday. With a small crowd, we sat on a well lighted corner and felt really comfortable as it was really quiet.
For appetizer, the four of us shared the Polo Pizza!
The pizza was generous with toppings. Heaps of cheese, mushrooms, chicken and bacon! Overall, it was really tasty but to a certain extent, it felt a little cloying. There was heaps of oil from the well-melted cheese. Perhaps, if we had opted for something with a little more acidity from a tomato based pizza would have been better than the one with barbecue sauce. Luckily it was something we shared :)!
The next dish was the Scotch Fillet with garlic confit mash, mushrooms & spinach with a red wine jus.
I cannot complain much here. The mash was spot on. Red wine jus tasty and aromatic. More importantly, the fillet was tender and cooked to order. It was yums! If there was a complain, it would be that the pan probably was not hot enough while the steak was prepared. The fats did not feel rendered enough and perhaps the beauty of caramelisation just was not there. While this is definitely important for steak enthusiasts, a typical diner would not have complained. This was good!
Next up was the fish of the day which was pan-fried Salmon with baby spinach, sautéed Kipfler potatoes and crumbled cauliflower with a pesto sauce. Again, salmon flesh flaking of that large chunk of fish steak was good. Like my previous fish adventures, the skin was not crispy as desired. Crumbled cauliflower was awesome and when both vegetables are enjoyed with the sauce, haha favourite dish of the night!
Last but not the least was the Lamb Shank.
According to a reviewer on Urbanspoon, he did mention that this was nothing to shout about. True enough, despite falling of the bone, the sauce felt lacking. It was thick and on first impressions looked rich. But when having the potato, lamb shank and sauce together, it just did not deliver. We were really hoping for more when it arrived at the table, but perhaps next time!
Overall, my trip to Breezes on Como was a pleasant one. As a restaurant that claims to prides itself on using fresh local produce and local West Australian wines in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with fine food; I would have to insist that the are not far off. Over all, the meal felt really satisfying. We were happy and full. The quiet and comfy ambience did not make us feel pressured to finish our dinner like how many other places are. Will I come here again? Definitely! Thankfully enough, the boss did not tick the discount off my card! I have another coupon then :)!