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Quite the view
Its elevated site has been home to a number
of restaurants over the years (including most
recently, Lyrebird with its Indonesian-influenced
menu) but with the arrival of The View, perhaps
the revolving door of owners will come to a halt.
It's an asset list many restaurateurs can
only dream of: a talented young head chef in
For charismatic shucker Jerry Fraser, the world really is his oyster. Further proof that WA talent
can hold its own against among the region's best, Jerry was recently invited to do his thing at the
Singapore Hilton's Harbour Grill and Oyster Bar as part of the hotel's Culinary Maestro Series.
For nine days, he showcased and shucked 18 different oysters from around the world (up to 30 dozen
a day during lunch and dinner), including nine French offerings and Australia Pacifics from St Helens in
Tasmania and South Australia's Coffin Bay.
With the cost of some bivalves going as high as $18 per oyster at the Hilton, the per-dozen price
we pay locally seems like even more of an affordable luxury.
Dinner parties, business lunches, booking
somewhere nice for a special occasion... eat-
ing can a very sophisticated "adult" thing to
do, but when we leave kids out of the joys of
dining, we do so at their peril.
Johanna Garnett, the driving force behind
annual kids-only food festival Yum In My
Tum, believes it's important to offer families
healthy child-friendly eating experiences (ie
not just nuggets, hot dogs and chips) both in
the home and restaurant.
"It's important to take your children into
restaurants as they need to be taught skills for
eating in social settings such as correct table
manners and social etiquette," she says.
The mother of one shares some of her
favourite child-friendly venues:
• For traditional burgers, head to FAB Burgers
in Hillarys Harbour. All ingredients are locally
sourced, the fresh New Norcia buns are sugar-
free and the chips are cholesterol free.
• A lot of the items at Mt Lawley’s Savini
Caffe Pizzeria are made fresh daily and you
can taste the difference. Gluten-free options
are available and busy parents will appreciate
the takeaway service.
• Dome Café does great homemade baked
beans on toast that my daughter loves.
Kris Patiniotis, million-dollar views well worth
Twittering about, a strong WA slant to both its
menu and wine list and bottles of Moet at one
of the cheapest prices I've ever seen. Put it all
together and it's a grand way to while away a
summer's day or night in Freo.
Upstairs, 47 Mews Road, Fishing Boat Harbour
Fremantle, (08) 9430 5050.
Cheese to please Looking for some really
top-notch buffalo mozzarella? Keep an eye out for:
• Mauri buffalo mozzarella from Italy is made with buf-
falo milk, rennet, salt and naturally obtained milk whey.
• Shaw River buffalo mozzarella comes from south-
western Victoria and is made from the milk of the
only buffalo herd in Australia (at Yambuk in Victoria).
Available at Boatshed Fresh Markets, Herdsman
Fresh Essentials, Deli Divine & Scutti.
PICTURE Ross Swanborough
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