Eating and drinking through Perth is what I do best, so it’s exciting to be involved again with City of Perth’s Eat Drink Perth festivities as one of the official guest bloggers.
This time last year was hectic so I didn’t get to as many Eat Drink Perth events as I wanted to. I also found that I left it too late to book which I meant I missed out on some cool events – lesson learned for this year!
Top of my 2013 Eat Drink Perth list are the progressive dinners, I went to my first one on Beaufort Street last year and loved it so super keen to do it all over again in the city. Both the Brookfield ($140 pp avail 12, 19 or 26 March 6 & 7pm options) and Lalla Rookh ($95 pp 5 March 6pm) progressive dinners sound great, so I may go to one or both depending on time and budget. Brookfield’s progressive dinner starts at Bar Lafayette for an entree and cocktail, moves onto The Trustee for mains, Print Hall for dessert and Bobeche for after-dinner drinks. Lalla Rookh’s progressive dinner starts at Andaluz, moves to Lalla Rookh, then Greenhouse and ends at Helvetica.
My most memorable high tea is with the founder of Dilmah at the Parmelia Hilton last year. It was only then I remembered the “tea” is where “high” teas originated from so I will be sure to have many mugs of tea at the Parisian High Tea (Sun 17 March 2 – 5pm $48).
I love The Trustee for its cool decor, quality good portioned food so besides heading there this weekend for dinner, I’ll be having another Taste of the Trustee (available daily $75 pp) next month.
It seems we may get a bit of a crowd for Amphoras’ ribs & rioja aka Spanish red wine ($30 pp 25 – 28 March 5:30pm – 9pm) as my friend Mahara, my bro & burger boy are all keen. I love Amphoras and I love all slow cooked meats so I may just end up going there for my birthday dinner.
burger boy and I have been getting into our Gin thanks to the crazy West Wind Gin boys and Frisk for introducing us to Sipsmith Gin. So burger boy, the gypsy cider kid and I will be heading to the Pop Up Gin Garden (Thu 21 March 5 – 9pm – $18 entry to garden, $35.50 for entry to garden and the unveiled exhibition).
After my first degustation at Amuse (thanks to Eat Drink Perth last year and Carolynne), I’m pretty keen to book in Amphoras degustation, we will just have to see if I can take an afternoon off work (and find a friend to take) to make the most of it (4 & 7 March 12 – 3pm $40, or $60 with wine).
Watch this space as I eat and drink my way through Perth in March (not that I don’t do that anyway) and check out the Eat Drink Perth website for more details.
My post on the twilight hawker markets which are on every Friday night in the forrest chase will be posted soon 🙂