The Food Farmacy, Dunsborough, Western Australia
February 25, 2008
On February 18, 2008, Linda and I dined at The Food Farmacy in a shopping center in Dunsborough. It was a short drive from the Empire Retreat in Yallingyup, where we were staying. The chef’s father was a pharmacist so he has adopted the theme.
Condiments are in test tubes. The music shuffles between annoying and pleasant.
Linda’s aperitif was the house sparkling wine, a Spanish sequra viudas; mine was the house chardonnay.
My starter was the beetroot cured barramundi, watercress+lychee salad, ginger beer sorbet, orange+vanilla caramel. The fish was somewhat like a colored carpaccio. The whole thing was fun and enjoyable.
My main course was the potted pork shank + prawn, preserved lime+pickled galangal soup, 5 condiments. When I asked how to eat this, I was told twice to enjoy the meats with the condiments. So I would spoon chunks of pork, or a prawn, out of the little black cauldron with some of the broth and eat that with pieces of one of the “condiments.” They were amusing, except for the innocent looking rice mound which sheltered fiery chili bits. The galangal broth tasted like a ponzu sauce to me.
The Food Farmacy
9 Dunn Bay Rd
Dunsborough, WA 6281
08 9759 1877