The PFEs were invited to an event recently called the Taste of Perth. Not knowing what it was, I decided to go as it was held at the Greenhouse. Surely an event being held at the Greenhouse will be great I thought. Too true, it was awesome! I was amazed to see the lining up of ‘stations’ from restaurants such as Nobu, Bistro Guillaume, Silks, Lalla Rookh, el Publico, Greenhouse and Print Hall on the rooftop of Greenhouse. The event was actually the preview launch of the Taste of Perth festival to be held from 2nd – 4th May 2014 at Langley Park!
The Taste Festivals turned out to be one of the World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival, with the Taste of Perth bringing together the latest, greatest and hottest of Perth’s restaurant scene all in one central location. The Taste Festivals are held in 18 cities around the world all well known for their premium food and wine offerings including; London, Cape Town, Milan, Dubai and Toronto. Perth is the newest addition this year! How exciting!
As Miss Egg could not make the event, I went with my BFF. We were offered a ‘CROWN CARD’ at the entrance. The concept being that CROWNS are the official currency for the Taste of Perth and are used by visitors to buy food and drink at the festival. Visitors can pre-purchase CROWNS through Ticketek, or purchase them at the event from a Crown Bank. What a great idea! No mixture of food and money handling at the stalls! Clean and hygienic!
We headed to the bar first up, there were some interesting cocktails and ciders on offer! Loving the presentation! My BFF requested for a non-alcoholic drink and was kindly offered a juice 🙂 Great service!
Our attention then turned to the food stations on the opposite side! I couldn’t wait to sample the food!
Print Hall – Smoked ocean trout, lemon yogurt and pickled shallots.
Greenhouse – Kangaroo liver parfait, buttermilk fermented brown rice, house cultured raw butter, biodynamic eden valley in-house milled whole wheat sourdough with spelt and sandalwood nut crust
el Publico – Cuttlefish tostada, tomato and corn salsa
Silks – Braised pork belly with lohan fruit served with hollow bun
Bistro Guillaume – Amelia Park lamb cutlet, olive tapenade and ratatouille
Nobu – Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno
Speeches from Brand Events (L), and Taste of Perth’s Event Director, Simon Wilson (R).
The moment I’d been waiting for came…dessert time!
Lalla Rookh – Pannacotta ‘vera’, roasted cocoa, walnut crumble
Nobu – Shaved ice with vanilla ice cream and cherry syrup
I couldn’t decide which food I liked best, they were all so good! Probably if I had to pick, it would be the Shaved Ice with ice cream and cherry syrup. It was so refreshing! And I’m a dessert addict! Love it! My BFF picked the same!
Thanks to the Taste of Perth and Brand Events for the event, and 3am Thoughts for the invite! Taste of Perth will operate like a restaurant with a lunch and dinner service, with a session lasting for 4-5 hours to give visitors time to pick their restaurant dishes, browse and shop from artisan stalls and enjoy an array of master classes, live cooking demonstrations, interactive cooking classes, expert wine tastings and live entertainment.
Tickets for each session is on sale through Ticketek, starting at $32 for a standard ticket purchased online and $38 on the door. Junior entry (ages 6 – 17) are cost $20 with free entry for children under 5. Check out pricing info here.
An event not to be missed! I know my sister and her friends have already bought their tickets!
Narration by: Miss L