At Auge, contemporary Italian cuisine is presented with great poise, in swish environs. The same flair for detail informs the menu – there’s even two entire pages for anyone contemplating a cheese course. Elegant simplicity is the keynote of the cooking: an entrée of stuffed calamari is teamed with a vivid tomato, chilli and basil sauce, or a risotto might come alive with judicious reggiano parmesan and truffle highlights. Mains often feature rustic yet beautifully prepared fare like goat, venison, rabbit and pigeon. It’s all about reverence for quality produce and authentic flavours.
22 Grote St; (08) 8410 9332; open Mon–Fri for lunch and Mon–Sat for dinner
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