{COMPETITION} Taste of Perth on 15-17th of May

IMG_1309Every Tom, Dick and Harriett has been raving about how Perth has arrived, not just as a foodie city, but as a city in general. Adding to this, Perth was included in the international “Taste of” festival calendar last year. It returns on May the 15th – running to the 17th.

This years resturants include:

  • Asado
  • Bib & Tucker
  • Bistro Guillame
  • El Publico
  • Lalla Rook
  • Mary’s
  • Modo Mio
  • Next Door at No 4
  • Nobu
  • Print Hall
  • Propeller
  • Silks

Taste of Perth is exactly that. It gives you a taster of what some of the city’s best restaurants have to offer. Each of the pop up restaurants has a menu of 4 dishes, which includes an “Icon dish”. There’s lots of wine, beer, spirits and cider tastings as well as many boutique produce companies showcasing their goods. If you’re after something a little more interactive there’s also cocktail making classes, cooking classes and cooking demos – last year I really enjoyed watching River Cottage Australia’s Paul West.

IMG_1314Unlike other “food and wine” festivals that have gone before it, Taste really has a focus on food. Food is the star of the show and also the people involved with creating it. Perth’s high profile chefs; Joel Valvasori of Lalla Rookh, Sam Ward of El Publico, Scott Bridger of Bib & Tucker (and many more) are all rattling the pans at the festival and can be seen behind the scenes cooking up culinary treats. If you’re a regular at any of these restaurants you’ll also recognise many of the front of house staff taking orders. It really feels like the restaurants have moved location for a few days and adds to an authentic experience.

Cash is not used here – the festival’s currency is Crowns. These are purchased and put onto a card. It’s a very quick and easy process. $1 = crown.IMG_1327

We had a few dishes from our favourite restaurants and it was also a great opportunity to try some restaurants that we really want to go to in the future like Co Op, Lalla Rookh and No 4 Blake Street.

El Publico – There is also a pop up tequila bar here. We had a tasty Lamb Taco (pulled lamb, pumpkin seed sauce, pickles) 8 CROWNS

Lalla Rookh –  Nonna’s Meatballs were bloody fantastic and ever so tasty (braised pork meatballs, soft polenta, parmigiano) 8 CROWNSIMG_1332

Bib & Tucker – Eamon Sullivan was taking orders and we could see (and smell!) the pig on the Rotisserie. So we just had to have the Suckling Pig Slider (brioche bun, pickled fennel salad)IMG_1348

No4 Blake Street – I’ve heard about the amazing signature dessert  at No4 and was so pleased to see it was an ICON DISH Chocolate Garden (edible soil, macadamia rocks, salted caramel, peanut dacquoise). It was the dish of the day for both chef and I 16 CROWNSIMG_1367

There was lots we didn’t get chance to eat too. The giant macaroons at Bistro Guillaume looked fantastic and I would have liked to have checked out the international iconic dish Black Miso Cod at NobuIMG_1352

Crowns are not refundable, so make sure you use them all before you leave!


For more info and prices check out http://www.tasteofperth.com.au/


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11 thoughts

  1. So many to choose from I’d have to say Nobu though. Celebrated my 1st wedding anniversary there this year and it was amazing!

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