lunch at nobu

nobu restaurant, perth | table twenty eight

It’s so satisfying and pleasurable to step away from that most elusive of gourmand beasts – the perfect dining experience.

Over the weekend I was fortunate to have one such experience at Nobu restaurant in Perth, where a group of work friends and I had lunch.

It wasn’t only the dishes themselves that made it such a memorable occasion but the wonderfully understated elegance of the entire affair.

The ocean – the source of Japanese cuisine’s fresh and natural flavours – is reflected everywhere throughout the warm-hued interior by subtle conceptual references, from the huge clusters of bubble-like golden baubles on the high ceilings to the partitions of gently swaying metallic sea grass.

table twenty eight

Service was friendly and knowledgeable without being at all obtrusive (the waiter assigned to our table seemed almost psychically efficient, appearing whenever needed and then melting away again).

Japanese food is renowned for its refined preparation and presentation, a dedicated art practiced over centuries, and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa offers an innovative menu that embraces contemporary dining whilst clearly revering traditional techniques and dishes.

Every plate delivered to our table was beautifully and delicately constructed, conveying great care and respect to the ingredients.

I’ll leave my photos to tell the rest of the story, as words don’t do it quite justice!

table twenty eight

miniature tacos with scallops; hot creamy & spicy crab

 

pork belly with caramel miso sauce - nobu restaurant, perth | table twenty eight

pork belly with miso caramel sauce

 

soft shell crab & sashimi combination - nobu restaurant, perth | table t

soft shell crab & sashimi combination

 

nobu restaurant, perth | table twenty eight

 yellowtail sashimi jalapeño; soft shell crab & sashimi combination - nobu restaurant, perth | table twenty eight

yellowtail sashimi jalapeño; soft shell crab & sashimi combination

 

salted caramel miso parfait with caramelised popcorn - nobu restaurant, perth | table twenty eight

salted caramel miso parfait with caramelised popcorn

 

filo & pecan praline, berry compote, meringue, coconut & lime sorbet, passionfruit mousse - nobu restaurant, perth | table twenty eight

filo & pecan praline, berry compote, meringue, coconut & lime sorbet, passionfruit mousse

 

cheesecake with passionfruit sorbet & raspberry sauce - nobu restaurant, perth | table twenty eight

cheesecake with passionfruit sorbet & raspberry sauce

 

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One response to “lunch at nobu

  • Katy Jayne

    I stumbled across your blog and forgot how much i enjoyed reading your stories and looking at your amazing pictures! You are extremely talented!

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