Burrata is a bit of an “it girl” – always finding itself talked about. It's been the star of menus (who doesn’t love a big mozzarella parcel filled with velvety stracciatella?); derided as a “big blob of boring”; and subsequently defended. No matter which side of the burrata divide you find yourself on it’s clear the creamy, cheesey orb is here to stay. Here are three tried-and-tested burrata dishes in Perth worth your time.

Bar Vino,  Mount Lawley

A neighbourhood cafe by day and wine bar by night, Mount Lawley’s Bar Vino captures the essence of Italian village lifestyle in service, fit-out, menu and its extensive wine list. The burrata comes from local artisan [La Delizia Latticini], where the cheese is made with non-homogenised milk direct from the South West. It’s paired with crisp radicchio leaves, sweet Manjimup figs and fine slices of San Daniele prosciutto. The radicchio leaves provide contrast in texture; they balance the gooey-to-crunch ratio. Wash it all down with a glass of prosecco.

Besk

Tom Harper’s chic neighbourhood bar, bottle shop and kitchen in West Leederville is all about local flavour, from the atmosphere to the carefully crafted menu and wine list. The head-turning burrata with Szechuan chilli oil, cucumber and melon is no exception. The heat of the chilli oil adds a delightful zing to the creamy richness of the burrata. Slather it over a crusty slice of Goods Bakery sourdough or eat it with just the sweet melon and crisp cucumber that balance it out so well. 

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Percy Flint Boozery and Eatery

The sunny South Freo spot serves a sophisticated yet comforting burrata dish with La Delizia Latticini burrata complemented by smoked nectarine jam and fresh basil oil, served with generously cut sourdough slices. The silky smooth stracciatella blends well with the sweetness of the nectarine jam and basil oil. It’s so delicious you should order another serve of sourdough so you can mop up every last drop.