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Eat, drink and be merr y at the best places in town
PERTH’S SMALL BAR SCENE GROWS BIGGER
ROLL OUT THE ASTROTURF The Byrneleigh (156 Hampden Road,
Nedlands, (08) 6161 2722) has opened. It’s a new sibling for The George in
Perth’s CBD, and doubles as a bar and a la carte restaurant – complete with
turf courtyard and a boab tree for that ‘Kimberley’ garden feel. Chef Robyn
Whittaker has just returned from two years in London and her tapas bites
wowed the punters at the grand opening. And there’s still more in the tank
for this crowd, also behind the new Campari House in Melbourne, among
others. They were tight lipped as we went to press, but stay tuned for their
new venture at 140 William Street – a double-storey affair with a rooftop bar.
BACK IN THE CITY Wolfe Lane (Wolf Lane, Perth, (08) 9322 4671) has
celebrated its first birthday and continues to blossom, encouraging new
operators into action. Steve Scaffidi (Altos, Bar One) was on the brink of
opening Sentinel Bar and Grill (111 St Georges Terrace, Perth) as we went to
press. True to Scaffidi’s past form, the bar-cum-eatery on the corner of William
Street and St Georges Terrace will have a wine focus (French-leaning) and
honest, elegant, day-long food. Go for breakfast if you fancy.
FINALLY IT’S ARRIVED Malt Supper Club was also on the brink of opening
at 677 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, featuring four bar spaces in opulent, plush
surrounds. Expect jazz, swing and soul in the live music offerings. The Malt
crew have also acquired Alda’s in Wolf Lane. Watch the space – it will soon
relaunch as The Cheeky Sparrow, a small bar with food.
Two chefs from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
have won top spot in the Nestle Golden Chefs Hat Awards
for junior and apprentice chefs, in Melbourne, for the second
year in a row. Cameron Wetton, 21, and Shane Middleton, 20,
won one silver and two g old medals. Last year’s win took
them to Chile to attend the 34th World Association of Chef
Societies Congress. This time, on top of a $15,000 prize, they’ll
jet to Chicag o for work experience at Charlie Trotter’s. Their
winning three-course meal was heavy on barramundi and
yabby. A chocolate ganache tart was the sweetener.
The chefs at Harvest (1 Harvest
Road, North Fremantle, (08)
9336 1831, harvestrestaurant.
net.au) have learned to multi-
skill since turning the vacant
block next door into a veggie
patch. They’ve planted striped
radish, rainbow silverbeet and
more – to liven up the kitchen.
Restaurant patrons are the
beneficiaries; not just for the
improved environs but for the
timely reminder of how great
vegetables can taste.
words Megan Anderson + Max Veenhuyzen
CHEF DUO ON WINNING STREAK
“IT’S A MASSIVE MILESTONE. 2011 WILL BE ONE
BIG YEAR-LONG PARTY CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF
LUXE. THERE’LL BE A FEW SURPRISES, INCLUDING A RUB
AND A POLISH ON THE INSIDE” – DAVID GARDINER,
LUXE BAR SOIREE EXECUTIVE, ON LUXE’S 10TH
FOOD + WINE out&about
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