Epi­cen­tre for food lovers de­liv­ers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - with Belinda Cipriano

DE­SCRIBED as a re­mark­able jour­ney of the senses, Epi­curean cer­tainly lives up to its name.

Epi­curean is a so­phis­ti­cated open kitchen din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with all the bells and whis­tles.

Seafood - tick, an­tipasto tick, western cui­sine - tick, amaz­ing dessert sta­tion fea­tur­ing one of the world’s big­gest cho­co­late foun­tains tick.

Look­ing to be trans­ported to In­dia and Asia?

You can en­joy those cuisines too, all un­der the one roof that is the Crown Tow­ers Perth new­est restau­rant.

When I vis­ited on a Satur­day for lunch, the restau­rant was jam-packed with din­ers look­ing to en­joy the Epi­curean ex­pe­ri­ence.

Over­look­ing the re­sort’s pool area, I was dis­tracted by the dessert sta­tion, which ri­valled some­thing out Roald Dahl’s Char­lie and the Cho­co­late Fac­tory.

Sweet treats as far as the eye could see lined the square sta­tion that fea­tures the show­stop­ping cho­co­late foun­tain.

De­spite not hav­ing a sweet tooth, I made sure I didn’t stuff my­self silly so that I could en­joy this won­der­ment.

To start with I be­gan with my favourite style of eat­ing the graz­ing an­tipasto sta­tion.

De­li­cious cold cuts, breads, cheeses, sal­ads and a seafood sec­tion - I filled my plate with all the good stuff and went back for sec­onds.

Mov­ing on to the hot food, the car­ni­vore in me headed straight to the house-smoked brisket and pas­trami to feed my meaty crav­ings and holy moly it was good.

I’ve had pas­trami be­fore and to be hon­est it’s been meh, but this one was lightly smokey, per­fectly fatty, su­per ten­der and melted in my mouth.

The seafood fre­gola (small balls of pasta) was just as de­light­ful.

Fresh seafood in a tomato sugo was just as if “mama” would have made it.

Promis­ing to come back to try the In­dian cur­ries and naan bread, I rested and awaited my turn at the dessert buf­fet.

Pounc­ing on the minia­ture treats like a kid in a candy store, I stocked my plate up with lemon meringue, panna cotta, red vel­vet cup­cakes and freshly made choco­lates and de­mol­ished them in an in­stant.

And while I was burst­ing at the seams, I could not let my first Epi­curean ex­pe­ri­ence go by with­out feast­ing from the cho­co­late foun­tain.

De­vour­ing pieces of hand­cut fruit in a pool of cho­co­late made me giddy with de­light and calo­ries don’t count if there’s fruit in­volved, right?

I’ll just keep telling my­self that un­til my next visit.

WHAT: Epi­curean

WHEN: Break­fast - Mon­days to Sundays 6.30am to 10.30am

Lunch Mon­days to Sundays noon to 2.30pm Din­ner Mon­days to Thurs­days 6pm to 10pm Fri­days 5.30pm to 11pm Satur­days 5.30pm to 7.30pm and 8pm to 11pm Sundays 6pm to 10pm

WHERE: Crown Tow­ers

WEB: www.crown­perth.com.au

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.