The South West Edge is brimming with world-class produce. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best degustation and tasting menus in the region where you can sample the goods on the ultimate foodie adventure.
Foodies will have an absolute field day travelling through The South West Edge. Not only are there multiple pockets in the region producing top-notch wines (we’d recommend stopping in at Ferguson Valley, Margaret River, and Denmark), there are more breweries than you can count on two hands, tons of towns pumping out prime produce, and an insanely good lineup of restaurants at which you can sample all of the above. The best way to sink your teeth into what The South West Edge has to offer is by sitting down to a perfectly curated tasting menu. We’ve compiled a list of six of the most epic menus in the region, bound to leave your taste buds wanting to know even more about what’s available in The South West Edge.
Miki’s Open Kitchen, Margaret River
Tucked into the back corner of a courtyard off Bussell Highway in Margaret River you’ll find chef Mikihito Nagai’s restaurant, Miki’s Open Kitchen. As the name suggests, the restaurant is centred around an open kitchen where the theatre of food prep (and Miki’s larger-than-life personality) is an integral part of the experience.
Born in Japan, Miki has been living in Margaret River for the past 15 years and brings his unique take on Japanese cuisine to the town. There are two dinner sittings each night, one at 6.00pm and the other at 8.00pm, and a number of tasting menus to choose from for either sitting. For the full experience, opt for the ‘Miki’s trust’ menu. It’s a seven-course menu that changes daily with past hits including Amiyaki lamb loin with yuzu kosho and kai larn, and Abrolhos Island scallop ajishio. Complete the experience with an optional wine or sake pairing.