My friends and I often agree that there’s not enough places in Perth that do boozy brunch. I mean who doesn’t love starting their day with a mimosa, peach bellini or bloody mary in hand to kickstart their weekend! So when Tiisch invited me to the launch of their boozy brunch offering on Saturdays and Sundays, I knew I had to get down there stat to give it a whirl.
So here’s how it works: you pay $65 and get a two-course brunch with free flowing booze, or $40 for the same food but wth free flowing juice and soft drink instead. Sounds pretty damn good to me!
The first dish is a little appetiser bowl of macadamia nut granola with fresh fruit and yoghurt. I know not everyone loves granola, but I do – and this one is really good. Chocked full of varieties of textures, it has layers of ingredients and flavours that combine so well.
From there the second course we had four options:
– confit salmon and eggs benedict
– pan fried breakfast gnocchi
– miko matcha pancakes
– bacon and eggs on toast
Some of the others in attendance ordered the benedict: which I immediately had dish fomo over. It looked pretty as a picture, and from their first bite you could see how well the salmon was cooked. The flesh pushed apart with just the slightest prodding of a fork.
And the eggs were perfectly gooey, spilling nice vividly orange yolk over the other ingredients once popped. It was also nice to see a benedict dish that didn’t rely on too much bread: instead it let the other parts of the dish shine.
Of course given my obsession with gnocchi, it was my choice for breakfast. Pan-fried with mushrooms, shaved parmesan, cheese and poached egg, it was oh so rich – and oh so satisfying. Perfect with a glass or two (or more) of mimosas.
This is the kind of dish that crosses the boundaries of breakfast, lunch and dinner – and would work well at any time of day. While the flavour combo alone left me impressed, it was the texture and lightness of the gnocchi that won my heart. A stellar breakfast offering – and made even better by the bottomless booze accompanying it.
Maybe not the most normal way to start a day, but damn it was fun! Big thanks to Sarah and the team at Tiisch for inviting me in to experience it.