A Tray of Trinkets at Dux Cafe, Como

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For people who eat out regularly the Entertainment Book is an essential annual purchase. It is a book containing hundreds of discounts available for many of the popular restaurants around your chosen capital city in Australia. The books can be purchased through many worthwhile charities and a proportion of the sale price goes to the charity who is selling it. This year we bought ours from the Cancer Council of WA. One of the things I love about the Book is that not only do we get discounts from many of our favourite restaurants but it also encourages us to check out ones we wouldn’t ordinarily visit. Having worked all weekend I felt the need to make the most of the final shreds of sunshine so I flipped through our copy to look for somewhere local that was open for lunch. The Dux café is on South Terrace in Como and have actually been in the area for over ten years. It is a cosy little restaurant that has a strong local following and hosts sell-out degustations and wine dinners on a regular basis.

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Dux bread plate, trio of dips, assorted grilled breads ($10)

Dux Café have a number of gluten free options and the chef is happy to adapt other options to make them gluten free. We started with the trio of dips with assorted breads and some gluten free toast on the side for me. The dips included a smooth hummus, a spicy capsicum dip and some olive oil with balsamic. I am guessing the absence of the third dip meant that it wasn’t gluten free.

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Tasting plate ($39)

I was in the mood for share food so we ordered the tasting plate which I was told has components that could be done gluten free. The “prawn duo” consisted of local tiger prawns simply grilled alongside some prawn croquettes that weren’t gluten free. It was served on a bed of fresh home grown herbs, mango, chilli and cherry tomatoes. It would have been good if the croquette was served on a different plate to avoid contamination of crumbs.

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Tasting plate ($39)

On the opposite side of the platter was a gluten free crispy squid salad with house cured streaky bacon and nam jim dressing. The squid was slightly chewy but when eaten in one mouthful along with the salad it packed a powerful punch of flavour. In the middle of the platter was a Persian feta and fig tart with caramelised shallots and basil. As this was obviously this was not gluten free so I left that for the Boy to enjoy while I tucked into the spicy squid salad.

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Sautéed exotic mushrooms, house made crisps, creamy sherry vinegar sauce ($12, note crisps not GF)

Knowing that I wouldn’t be able to share all of the platter I also ordered the sautéed exotic mushrooms with creamy sherry vinegar sauce. I would normally order such a dish for breakfast but as many of you may know by now I’m a little nuts for my mushrooms. There were a whole array of different types of mushrooms in there and I was grateful I had gluten free bread on the side to soak up all the creamy naughtiness left in the bottom of the bowl.

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Dux trinket tray ($14)

We didn’t really NEED dessert but then that never really is the point of dessert is it? I loved the sound of the “Dux trinket tray” and was even more intrigued when our waiter confirmed it was gluten free.

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Dux trinket tray ($14)

Scattered across the plate were indeed a collection of sweet trinkets as described including triangles of soft white chocolate fudge, raspberry jubes, a large Dux Pedro truffle, thick chunks of honeycomb and some crystalline pistachio praline. Whilst definitely not for the diabetically inclined, this sugar hit had a wonderful balance of elements and fitted in well with our whole concept of sharing a variety of small nibbles for lunch.

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Dux trinket tray ($14)

Dux offer an alternate dining option for those looking for a relaxed café with a bit of finesse away from the Vic Park and South Perth café strips. Whilst the savoury dishes that we chose did not leave me spinning with excitement, our dessert was something quite interesting and definitely something I would be keen to return back for.

Dux Restaurant
71 South Terrace, Como WA 6152 | (08) 9474 9000 | www.duxrestaurant.com.au
 
Price:                    $$$ (Lunch menu $10-22, Entrée $18-20, Mains $33-39)
Food:                    6/10 (loved the trinkets and the creamy mushrooms)
Service:               2.5/5 (initially attentive but became very slow, waited ages to order dessert)
Ambience:           2.5/5 (has a tidy café feel)
Drinks:                 N/A
Total:                  12/20

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7 Thoughts on “A Tray of Trinkets at Dux Cafe, Como

  1. Looks like a nice meal. I also used to eat out of the entertainment book a bit when I lived in Perth it is so great for finding new locations.

    That trinket plate looks so gorgeous.

  2. I bought the Entertainment Guide for the first time this year and it’s fantastic! The svings wen’ve made thus far has already paid for the cost of the book. Did you get the paper version or the ihpone version?

    • Hey Mel! Last year we bought the hard copy but thinking of getting the digital version this year. What did you get?

        • Have had our remind to buy this years book on the kitchen bench…have bought the digital version this year thanks for the tip!

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