Our last meal in Margaret River was a hit and took place at Clairault. Last minute decision and we were in the area so decided to stop by. It was a grey and rainy day so we sat inside. The decor and set out is not as picturesque or as classy as Leeuwin but it's still a good place to enjoy a meal. It has more of a bistro feel rather than fine dining.
Service was super friendly and genuinely warm both by the hostess and our waiter.
Presented on a wooden board it looked delicious and accompanied by a glass of chardonnay we were set. The warm pork and fennel sausage comprised of three good hunks in a little ramekin on top of some lentils. I'm not a huge lentils fan as I find them a bit sandy and tasteless but these were flavoured with some sort of stock and were delicious as were the sausage chunks.
The pork rillettes were a soft, gooey mess of shredded pork and the terrine a firmly pressed hunk of pork goodness. Great contrasts all from the same animal. The accompanying bread; we had both foccacia and baguette were great with the terrine and rillettes and the pickled zucchini was a great palate cleanser that just cut through the richness of all that porkiness. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Steve chose to go with butter and chardonnay poached Baldivis rabbit, parmesan gnocchi, broad beans with pancetta. He declared it very good, tender and enjoyed that it retained its moisture from the poaching.
The meal from start to finish was excellent and the calibre of the food made it good value for money.