The last time I dined at Harvest Espresso, I felt happy but not quite the rockstar feeling I got from their menu in the past. Coincidentally, Heston Blumenthal the world’s most popular gastronomy celebrity has priced his Fat Duck degustation at Crown Melbourne at a jaw dropping $525. This had me thinking of Harvest Espresso’s Spring Menu just released last week and I soon realised that you can feel awesome for some really small dollars.
Just look at this beauty.
It did not take long for XL to decide what she wanted. Spending the last few months in Melbourne did not lure her away from the temptation of re-visiting her favourite brunch place in Perth while she was in town last week. The mushrooms were her choice.
I decided to call the melt-in-your-mouth Beef Tongue ($21.50) served atop a creamy Polenta cake, all of which came dressed to impress.
It looked so damn refined sitting there. I will be honest. I get bored when something is too simple and when its complicated like that I really enjoy it although I do not understand what I am eating. But was I buggered? Hell no. The textures from the crumbs to the creamy polenta with the jus of the beef tongue, it all simply worked.
At the end of the meal, I feel the same like I would have felt after a degustation. Filled to the bream, and extremely satisfied. This time around, with my pockets still full. Harvest Espresso’s spring menu certainly adds colour to Spring with their great flavours and sophisticated pairing. It is probably close to 2 or perhaps 3 years now since Harvest Espresso first started. No signs of complacency. Truly a great brunch spot!