My life pre-blogging / food writing was a lot more laid back! Now it’s all about newspaper deadlines, replying to tons of emails and also my self-imposed blog deadlines. Admittedly though, sometimes the wheels fall off and I totally forget that I met some friends for lunch and took some food pics on my phone, then come across them months later. Whoopsie!
One such outing was a casual dinner at the Indian Ocean Brewing Company, at Mindarie Keys. The night we dined was well into autumn, but we encountered an unseasonably warm night, perfect for sitting outside by the marina and enjoying the beautiful pink sunset.
We like the vibe at the Indian Ocean Brewing Co – they often have live music on the weekend. It’s a modern venue and the vista over the Indian Ocean is to die for.
Chef is into his craft beers and he really rates the brews at the Indi. His personal favourite is the Larger. They also brew a pale ale, pilsner, a cider and many more on site.
The stone baked Sicilian pizzas are great – Chef often comes down here with his mates for a pizza and pint. On this occasion, Chef had a Carne de Carnivore. Topped with Cacciatore, prosciutto, char-grilled chicken, tomato, onions, pimento & mozzarella, on a thin and crispy base ($24).
Essentially the Indi is a microbrewery with pub food; parmi, fish n chips, burgers etc. Nothing too fancy, but generally well cooked. There is also a large share food menu.
We love the Indian Ocean Brewing Co for the amazing view, which gives us that “Perth-fect” feeling every time we gaze at it, when go there for a drink. It makes us feel very lucky that we live in this pretty part of the world.