With the recent run of sunny winter days we took the opportunity when in Subiaco last week to stop in at Bistro Felix and take up a table on the deck outside – filtered sunlight under shade and a gentle breeze made for a perfect lunchtime setting.
The menu offered a range of small and large sharing plates and a selection from these, together with a glass of wine or two from their well put together wine list, completed a very enjoyable lunch.
We started with a plate of kingfish crudo – fanning out around the plate and sprinkled with salted capers, rocket and diced red onion – the fish was juicy and succulent, melt in the mouth really, and well complemented by the salty snap of the capers.
A mushroom tartlet – meaty roasted mushrooms, peppery and luscious, filled a flaky, buttery puff pastry shell – full of earthy flavours, with accompanying notes of garlic and truffles, spot on in fact.
And a dish of large, grilled prawns, served in a herb and butter sauce – cooked in the shell, crunchy tails to gnaw on, the flesh sweet and firm – lovely.
With the food we sipped on an Italian rosé, La Fraghe Rodon Bardolino – fragrant bouquet of rose petals and cherries, with the crisp, dry palate showing flavours of raspberry and pomegranate. Excellent for a sunny lunch time experience.
Bistro Felix serves up many of the classic bistro dishes and in fine style, too – the wine list is expansive and well curated, the only misgiving is the relatively few offerings by the glass – a few more would enhance everything I reckon. It is a pleasant little spot In Subiaco, the outdoor area particularly appealing on a sunny day – friendly waiters, prompt service, good food and wine…what more could you really ask for?