View of the Print Hall Bar area from Level 2
The "poster" lit sign of The Apple Daily Bar and Eating House
The amazing lighting on the stairs to Bob's Bar (rooftop)
The neon light at Bob's Bar (this photo is from Print Hall website the other photos above and below are taken from my compact camera/phone)
Let's get started with my dining at Print Hall dining (with David Coomer former owner of Star Anise calling the shots - Director of food with Head Chef Shane Watson for the Print Hall Dining Room).
Where the magic of culinary experience happens - the Print Hall dining room's kitchen
Lots of amazing glassware everywhere
I took a photo of this because this is a decanter and I want one it's just AWESOME!
We also decided to skip the entree despite it's tantalising options of mushroom on toast, traditional pork pie with a twist and blue manna club, mainly because we were sure we going to be stuffed with entree and main and really wanted the desserts. So yes, we opted for main and dessert.
The staff at Print Hall were pleasant and polite and checked on us a couple of times to see if we were ready to order and when we were bread and butter were promptly placed on our table. Although the bread wasn't warmed, which was a bit of a pity, but nonetheless not the end of the world. The butter was soft, creamy and lightly salted.
Ok so this is a photo of butter mainly for my benefit because I just love all that glassware and the dish!
White Rocks veal - veal fillets, corned cheeks, sweetbreads, carrot and capers
I on the other hand opted for the Smoked Ocean trout with pumpernickel, lemon yogurt, oyster and pickled shallot.
Smoked Ocean trout, pumpernickel, lemon yogurt, oyster and pickled shallot
The smoked ocean trout melted into your mouth as soon as you placed it, it was also almost creamy at the same time. So hard to describe. The lemon yogurt provided the "sauce" for the trout and I wished there was more of it then just the dots on the plate. The oyster was so fresh you can still taste the ocean in it. The pumpernickel was a little soggy. But the pickled shallot with the trout and the yogurt worked so beautifully, it was refreshing, yet creamy with a bit of zest to it all. An enjoyable dish.
To go with our mains we ordered a side of blue royal potato puree - a silky smooth creamy mashed potato goodness.
Blue potato puree
After the mains we were stuffed, so we let our stomachs settled a bit, caught up on everything from real estate, life, work, travel plans to everything in between before ordering our dessert.
C & I both knew we wanted the lemon meringue with almond crumble and blood orange sorbet (and one which bf can have too! pity he wasn't there!). It came out in such an impressive form!
Lemon meringue, almond crumble and blood orange sorbet
Bittersweet Chocolate Fondant, Hazelnuts with Honey Ice Cream
Overall, I'm happy to say this is one place I will take people from interstate and overseas to. I am happy to call this Perth's dining place. It's an amazing concept with 3 levels of culinary and bar exploration to do, to chill, to eat, to enjoy each other's company. The service is rather fantastic, even though they are run off their feet and are so new at it too. The dining experience was pleasant, with a lovely waitress, so softly spoken, with recommendations of her own when asked, who topped up our drinks, scrapped our table after our mains to rid of crumbs. The ambiance is chilled, relaxed and although there are many in suits it's not just for the business people. It's sophisticated, elegant without the pretentious-ness. It's a great place to people watch if you are at the bars. I don't feel as though I'm in Perth and it's good like that! It shows we are growing up as a city and it's fantastic. Go check it out, but a word of caution, it's not exactly cheap.