Delissio re-run

——-27/07/2012——-

It wasn’t that long ago that I had noticed the considerable positive change in the staff’s attitude at Delissio Brasserie and I was keen to see if the same had happened at Delissio in Curtin. We were greeted by a smiling friendly face who was kind enough to open the door for us as we entered the restaurant. A good start!

One of the first things I noticed was the new style of menu with lots of changes but still thankfully had some ‘old but gold’ dishes remained on there too. The menu had only been out for a couple of days and I was excited to try something new.

Entree~

Specials board: Pork with parsnip puree and muscat jus ($15.00) I was completely blown away by this! The pork was perfect and had just a hint of fat under the crispy skin and I made sure I scraped as much of the parsnip puree onto my fork as I could.

Zucchini Fritti haloumi, cumin and shallots, topped with paprika yoghurt ($10.00). I thought they were a little undercooked on the inside.

Linguine Oceana prawns, calamari, market fresh fish, tomato, garlic, chilli and parsley ($28.00) You think we would get bored of this dish but we don’t. Cooked well today and not bland at all.

Penne Delissio bacon, chorizo, capsicum, olives in a light chilli tomato sauce ($24.00) My friend reached for the cheese before I reached for my camera. 

Canneloni Bolognaise braised beef in red wine, oregano and tomato ($24.00) I opted to try something from the new menu. The beef was very tender but I found the tomato based sauce very intense. It would have been balanced out by the melted cheese but the cheese flavour wasn’t strong enough, but luckily I had more of a cheese taste in my last mouthful. I don’t think I would order this again.

Overall I had a fantastic lunch despite a few of the dishes. The atmosphere amongst the staff has really improved and it is now a lot more attentive. I want to come back during dinner service to see how they go and of course try more of their delicious food.

Delissio restaurant and bar

——-20/01/2012——-

Sometimes you just need to get away from work and go out with good company for some good food. Delissio restaurant and bar in Curtin is tucked away in quiet suburbia and it was only serendipitous that I found this place years ago when my friend got lost and we happen to drive past it. 

Entree~

Sichuan calamari with mandarin aioli, pickled cucumer and radish salad ($14.00)– it was a bit salty but had lots of flavours of different spices and it went well with the roquette and salad.

Duck bruschetta ($10.00) Nothing too special but the duck was tender.

Fritii vedura lightly fried vegetable fritters with haloumi, cumin and shallots, side of cucumber yoghurt ($8.00) delicious fritters but I couldn’t tell that there was haloumi inside.

Mains~

Linguine pollo formaggio chicken breast with chilli, garlic, onion, spinach, fresh tomato and ricotta ($19.00) lots of chilli today which my friend loved but maybe too much for some other people.

Linguine oceana prawns, calamari, market fresh fish, mussels and scallops, garlic, parsley, tomato with a hint of chilli ($24.00) I try to order different things when I come here but this is a dish I always come back to and sometimes will even crave for.

Dessert~

Blackboard special- Black forest meringue ($14.00) We weren’t planning on getting dessert but I was able to convince my friends to share this one with me. This was rather disappointing, you can’t just add cherries (they tasted like they were from a can) and then call it black forest. The meringue was really hard and it shattered everywhere when we eventually cut through it, it wasn’t chewy and soft at all, although the chocolate mousse chunks was nice.

I come here for the good food (I also love their pizza and reef and beef), the atmosphere during a birthday, but not for the service (and I do understand they get very busy and it’s not always bad). During the lunch service I found the service pretty inattentive given the amount of people in the restaurant and the two waitresses spent more time talking to each other than seeing our waving arms to get their attention. They are lucky that I enjoy the food so much to keep coming back.

Venue: Delissio Restaurant and Bar

Address: 83 Theodore St, Curtin

Phone: (02) 6282 0855

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