A Snapshot of Restaurant Amuse


It’s been a good year for Restaurant Amusé, a degustation restaurant run by husband and wife team Carolynne and Hadleigh Troy. The Western Australian Good Food Guide 2011 gave Restaurant Amusé an impressive score of 18/20 and two stars – the publication’s highest rating. And in October the eatery won the esteemed award for Restaurant of the Year by the National Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards For Excellence, beating the likes of Tetsuya’s in Sydney, Adelaide’s The Manse Restaurant and La Fontaine in Queensland.

In an interview with WAtoday, Carolynne Troy says, “The last thing we expected was to beat those guys, we were extremely proud to be in the category. We see it as a really positive thing for Perth.”

Carolynne continues to be a champion for Perth. In fact, when asked about her reasons for being involved with Dine for Life, she told us, “It’s important that we give back to Perth. We like that Dine for Life is a local organisation.”

This will be Restaurant Amusé’s second collaboration with Dine for Life, as it was also involved with last May’s Autumn Dinner, which Carolynne considered to be a great success. And the Summer Dinner is shaping up to be the same.

We’ve had a quick peek at the six course meal Chef Hadleigh Troy has created especially for Dine for Life diners. Carolynne says, “What we’re offering at the Summer Dinner is a snapshot of what we do at Restaurant Amusé – a shorter version, because our dinners are usually 10 courses.”

She jokes, “We don’t want people to be weighed down before the after party.”

If it means being weighed down by Australia’s best food…. I doubt anyone would really mind!


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