Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kailis in Leederville has been on my list for a while to try. I've bought some seafood from here a few times before and always felt a bit envious of the diners in the café sipping their wines and enjoying the freshly cooked seafood nearby.

We headed into Leederville on a very warm Saturday just before noon where we found parking easily just behind the café. So we walked up and were seated quickly near the window.

We decided to order 2 cocktails to start, a Mai Tai for my Husband and a Peach Bellini for me.

My Peach Bellini was so good. Italian prosecco combined with peach liqueur and peach nectar it really hit the spot on that warm day.

The kids menu mainly consists of seafood but also has the non-seafood option of Spaghetti with Tomato Salsa. All are $9.90 and they come with a free water in a plastic cup with a lid and straw. The kids are also kept busy with colouring in packs, which is handy.

We decided to share the seafood platter for 2 which was $90. The chilli mussels were nice and the thick tomato sauce had a nice flavour. The massive prawns on top however were overcooked and quite rubbery to eat which was a bit disappointing because prawns are my favourite seafood!

The scallops were crumbed in the half shell with chilli and herbs and were lovey, soft and sweet to eat.
The platter also came with a squid stir fry that had a lovely Asian flavour, my Hubby loved this dish the most.

The stand out on the platter I think was the beer battered fish and the pan fried salmon fillets. Both tasted so fresh and were cooked to perfection!

Our daughter had the Kids Fish and Chips which was the perfect size and nicely presented. Once again the battered fish was so good, it was all eaten!

I ordered a glass of Lamont's Quartet Classic White $10 to sip whilst finishing off the platter.

At the end we ordered some affogato's. The coffee was nice and rich and was a nice way to finish the meal.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

A few days into the new year we decided to try out Homestead Brewery for Breakfast. We had plans for later that day to head to Outback Splash at The Maze in Bullsbrook but realised it didn't open till 10am, an hour later than we thought. So my Hubby suggested a quick breakfast at Homestead and who was I to say 'no!'.

We've been here plenty of times already for a few drinks and some lunch/nibbles and have had breakfast on my 'list' to try for a while, that along with the Mandoon Estate Degustation Lunch or Dinner.

We arrived at about 9am and was surprised to find the place almost empty, with 2 other tables dining. I put this down to everyone still being on Christmas Holidays because I've heard this place isn't this quiet for breakfast on the weekends.

We grabbed some menus and decided to sit outside seeing as though it was going to be a nice day.

The waiter gave us enough time to decide on our drinks and we ordered our usuals; a Cappuccino and a Long Macchiato topped up.

Browsing through the menu you will find the 'usual suspects' being Bacon and Eggs, Eggs 'Benny' (a few ways) and Pancakes. Plus a few different items.

The coffee's were nice and smooth. No complaints...except that we didn't get take-aways for the road.

I had the Crispy Bacon and Eggs which came with a grilled field mushroom, tomato half and a slice of Sourdough Toast. The bacon was definitely crispy and my poached eggs were cooked to perfection. The sourdough toast could have done with some butter, so I piled my eggs on top.

Hubby had the Eggs Benedict which presented with 2 English muffins topped with ham, perfect poached eggs and 'that' sauce. The meal also came with the Homestead's 'Hashbrowns' which reminded me of little onion bhaji's.

They taste nothing like a bhaji but are crispy on the outside and soft and flavoursome on the inside. Thank goodness I had some of these on my plate too, because they were so tasty, I didn't want to share.

Our daughter had the Kids Pancakes (no surprise there) but wished there was more maple syrup! Perhaps a scoop of ice cream or cream would complete this cracker of a kids dish!?

So glad to cross a 'Homestead Breakfast' off my list today, it really is a great new place in the Swan Valley. We are locals and we probably are embarrassed to say how often we really do come here :-)

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